- Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:01
In December 2016 a total of 3.7 million tons of cargo was handled at the port terminals and it's been the most successful month of the last year. Compared to November 2016 a monthly amount of handled cargo increased by 27.6%. The rapid growth of cargo turnover at the port might be attributed to the increasing volume of handled coal. Due to high coal price Russian coal exports via Riga port have again significantly increased. In December 1.6 million tons of coal were dispatched from Riga by sea, it was the largest single month coal throughput volume over the port's history.
In 2016 the port of Riga handled 37.1 million tons of various cargo. However, it is by about 3 million tons, or 7.5% less than in 2015, but in general the last year was the third best year in the history of the port. According to the cargo turnover the year of 2016 has been outperformed solely by the years of 2014 and 2015, when a record amount of energy cargo was transported via the port. The decrease of coal and oil product transit flows most significantly affected the overall turnover figures in 2016, because the said cargo still accounts for more than half of the cargo handled at the port. At the same time there are positive facts - the rest of the total volume of cargo increased by 4.6%, thus gradually diversifying and balancing the different types of cargo transshipment via the port of Riga, as well as reducing dependence on Russian transit cargoes.
Detailed statistics on cargo turnover at the Freeport of Riga is here.
The Canadian province of Alberta government is looking for cooperation opportunities in oil and gas product export to Europe
- Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:15
Last week the Canadian province of Alberta government spokesman Mr.Mario KRPAN visited the Port of Riga and met with representatives of the Freeport of Riga Authority (FPRA). The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Riga port infrastructure and cooperation options in regards of oil products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transportation and storage. M. Krpan is visiting the Baltic and Eastern European countries to explore oil, oil product, LNG and LPG markets in these regions and co-operation options for possible supply of these products to Europe from the province of Alberta in Canada.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:58
Tomorrow, on December 13, a ferry “Romantika” will resume its voyages from the port of Riga to Stockholm. This is the second ferry of the company “Tallink” on the route Riga - Stockholm, and the line will once again provide daily ferry traffic. Regular ferry voyages are very important for Riga port – they will ensure an increase in both passenger and cargo transshipment.
- More than one million tons of coal has been handled at the Freeport of Riga for the third month in a row
- The Freeport of Riga Authority participates in Russia's Transport Week events in Moscow
- The Freeport of Riga is ready for winter and ice navigation
- Riga port company “Riga Universal Terminal” launched an extensive reconstruction of berths
- Participation in “TransUzbekistan 2016” provides an opportunity to assess the vast potential for cooperation with Uzbekistan
- The Freeport of Riga Authority was represented at the biggest hydrography event HYDRO 2016
- A record high cargo turnover at the port of Riga in October
- In the framework of the Summit 16 + 1 the Freeport of Riga Authority welcomes Chinese business delegations
- Successful participation of the Freeport of Riga Authority and port companies in China International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF)
- In the framework of NATO Transport Group meeting the FPRA shares its NATO cargo transportation experience