- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:07
July was a particularly successful month for passenger transportation segment - especially in regards of servicing cruise ships. 21 cruise ships called the Port of Riga in July, bringing to Riga 27.9 thousand passengers - it is the largest number of cruise tourists per month over the last ten years. Thus the total number of cruise passengers this year reached 43.4 thousand, and it is by 7.6%, or by 3,100 more passengers than during the last year's reporting period. The Freeport of Riga Board Chairman Mr. Andris Ameriks says: “Every cruise ship’s call at the port of Riga is welcome not only as beneficial for the port, but also as a contribution to the city of Riga. Cruise passengers have money, and going ashore they not only visit tourist attractions, but are also shopping and having meals in restaurants and cafes of Riga.” Performance of Tallink ferry line is quite successful – during the reporting period it carried 289.6 thousand passengers, i.e. by 7.4% or by 19.9 thousands of passengers more.
The Freeport of Riga Authority has implemented all the State Audit Office recommendations on the Krievu Sala project
- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:00
The Freeport of Riga Authority has implemented all of five recommendations of the State Audit Office in regards of the project “The Krievu Sala Infrastructure Development for Relocation of the Port Operation from the City Center” by improving project process management and control, as well as by developing and improving project management and monitoring tools. Approval is planned during the next Freeport of Riga Board meeting. With the aim to implement the said recommendations in compliance with the State Audit Office opinion, during the stage of preparation of the necessary paperwork for implementation of the recommendations the Freeport of Riga Authority was guided by the findings of legal and operational audit of the Freeport of Riga Authority, carried out by the international auditor Deloitte, as well as by its recommendations regarding the project management improvement in the subsequent phase of the project. Today information on the implementation of the recommendations has been sent to the State Audit Office.
The Freeport of Riga: The State Audit Office approach assessing Krievu Sala project is short-sighted and bureaucratic
- Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:12
The State Audit Office in the preparation of a report on implementation of the project “The Krievu Sala Infrastructure Development for Relocation of the Port Operation from the City Center” has demonstrated absolutely formal approach, without taking into consideration the port’s and stevedores’ work specifics. One of the critical remarks, expressed by the Auditor General Mrs.Elita Krumina in response to the statement, distributed by the Freeport yesterday, stating that the FPR does not see and does not acknowledge any violations in implementation of the Krievu Sala project, is that the Freeport has inefficiently utilized resources by transferring the “open warehouse” from the project territory to the equivalent area on Krievu Island.
- The Freeport of Riga Authority sees no violations in implementation of the Krievu Sala project
- The first exclusive yacht, manufactured by “Latitude Yachts”, leaves the port of Riga
- The first half of the year results at the Freeport of Riga – Russian energy resources’ transit decreased, other cargo volume increased
- The Freeport of Riga attracts foreign diplomats
- Chinese businessmen visited the Freeport of Riga
- The Freeport of Riga Authority participates in the “Green Cruise Port” project
- The first portal crane arrives at Krievu Island
- The Freeport of Riga Authority in Novosibirsk presents opportunities for cargo transshipment via the port of Riga
- German and Latvian ports are facing the same challenges
- In the framework of 16+1 format event Chinese businessmen visited the Freeport of Riga and met representatives of the port enterprises