- Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 15:18
During 8 months of the current year 23.9 million tons of cargo were handled via Riga port, which is by 10.8% less than in the corresponding period of 2015. According to the cargo turnover analysis the volume of bulk cargo at the port has stabilized, liquid cargo handling continues to decrease, the general cargo turnover is increasing. In August 2016, for the first time in recent years, the general cargo volume, transshipped via the Freeport, exceeds the liquid cargo turnover. An increase of general cargo segment can be attributed to the growing indicator of container handling. 248.4 thousand TEU of containerized cargo were handled in the first half of the 2016 at the port, which is by 4.7% more than in the corresponding period of 2015. 339 thousand TEU - the volume of containers handled in August - is the largest monthly result in the last five months. According to the Freeport of Riga Authority the container turnover increase is a very positive trend, due to the fact that the containerized cargo provides a higher added value for logistics industry, reducing the imbalance between inbound and outbound cargo at the port, as well as reducing the port's dependence on Russian transit cargo. Besides, the container transshipment is ecologically cleanest type of cargo-handling and it is very effective because the container is adapted for transportation by all modes of transport (by ship, rail, and road) and is easily moved from one mode of transport to another. That is why more and more goods are transported in containers globally and the Freeport of Riga follows this trend.
Cooperation issues related to Eurasian logistics supply chain were discussed with the Duisburg Port CEO
- Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:15
On September 7 the Duisburg Port President and CEO Mr. Erich Staake visited the Freeport of Riga. The Duisburg port representative met with the Freeport of Riga Deputy CEO - Marketing Director Mr.Edgars Suna and was introduced to the Freeport operation, sailing through the Riga port water area. The Duisburg Port is the world's largest inland port, which in recent years has developed into a leading logistics hub of the Central Europe. Mr.Eric Staake came to Latvia with the aim to meet with the representatives of the Ministry of Transport, JSC Latvijas Dzelscels (Latvian Railway) and the Freeport of Riga and discuss issues related to cooperation of Latvian parties with Duisburg port in the framework of Eurasian supply chain.
- Published on Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:09
On August 31, 2016, the Freeport of Riga Board has decided to employ an independent international company KPMG to audit the Freeport of Riga Authority financial statements and consolidated financial statements and prepare the auditor's report. The contract on auditing financial statements will be signed for the next three years.
- July - the largest cruise passenger numbers over the last decade
- The Freeport of Riga Authority has implemented all the State Audit Office recommendations on the Krievu Sala project
- The Freeport of Riga: The State Audit Office approach assessing Krievu Sala project is short-sighted and bureaucratic
- 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