Port of Riga handles 13.8 % rise in box volumes in first 7 months of 2017

Port of Riga handles 13.8 % rise in box volumes in first 7 months of 2017

The Port of Riga container volume increased 13.8% year on year to 245,200 Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit ( TEU) in the first seven months of 2017.

 

Latvia's biggest port throughput consisted 17.8% oil products followed by 12.2% container volume with timber coming in at 8.1% and chemicals at 7.2%.

 

Bulk cargo accounted for 12.4 million tonnes (mt) over seven months, up 1.6% year on year.

General cargo volume was up 11.5% to 3.98 mt and liquid bulk fell 33.8% to 3.6 mt.
 

Coal volume dominated increasing 5.1% year on year to 7.36 mt, amounting to 36.8% of all cargo. "Infrastructure and capacity of the Riga Port allows transportation of all kinds of cargo, allowing to maintain a stable position in the market also in a situation of complicated competition.”

In the first seven months of 2016, the Freeport of Riga handled 21.23 mt, and annual cargo turnover last year was 37.07 mt, down 5.5% from 2015.

 

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