Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-May climbed by 10.2% YoY, to 3,184,700 tons, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 31.4%, to 1,374,100 tons, construction materials – by 17.6%, to 261,700 tons, and timber – by 50.2%, to 214,100, while transshipment of oil product fell by 15%, to 159,800 tons.
Container traffic fell by 16%, to 1,392 TEUs, while handling of Ro-Ro grew by 20%, to 15,929 units.
The number of calls grew by 3%, to 638, and passenger traffic increased by 31%, to 15,387 passengers.
Port of Liepaja was founded in the 1990s at the former Soviet Union’s naval base. Liepaja ranks third port of Latvia by handled cargo volume. Half of the port’s cargo throughput is fueled by crude oil and bulk cargoes imported from the CIS countries, largely from Belarus. In 2017 throughput of Liepaja port was 6.59 million tons. (PortNews/Business World Magazine)