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In the framework of 16+1 format event Chinese businessmen visited the Freeport of Riga and met representatives of the port enterprises

Latvian Ministry of Transport organized a meeting of transport ministers of China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries (16 + 1 format) and a business conference.  In the framework of the important international event on May 16 Chinese businessmen visited the Freeport of Riga with the aim to know more about the operation of the port, the provided services and investment projects.

The visit was organized as a boat trip through the harbor area on board the ship “Jelgava”, the Freeport of Riga enterprises’ representatives could present their businesses to their potential partners from China and show the location of the companies in the port, as well as discuss cooperation opportunities in the sphere of cargo attracting, co-financing of projects and other forms of partnership.

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Deputy Mayor of Turku, the Port of Turku management and ferry line representatives visited the Freeport of Riga

On May 12 Mr. Jarkko Virtanen, Deputy Mayor of Turku (Finland), Ms. Marjukka Karttunen, the Port of Turku Board Chairman, Mr. Christian Ramberg, the Executive Director and the port Board members visited the Freeport of Riga. Delegation included the Port of Turku partners - representatives of ferry lines Tallink Silja Line and Viking Line. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the Freeport of Riga operation and current issues, as well as discuss possible co-operation related to ro-ro and passenger transportation.

The Finnish delegation met the Freeport of Riga CEO Leonids Loginovs, a member of the Board Baiba Broka and the Harbour Master Arturs Brokovskis- Vaivods. With the aim to explore the new port projects and development plans, the guests sailed through the port water area. Visiting the Vessel Traffic Service Centre, Finnish delegation was informed about the Freeport of Riga progress in improving the quality of services and strengthening of the port security.

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The amount of cargo handled at the Freeport of Riga is stable

The monthly amount of cargo, handled by the Freeport of Riga in April,    continued to grow and 3.15 million tons of cargo were handled at the port, which is by 6% more than in March. Positive indicators have been maintained in passenger transport segment and during the first four months of the current year the port was visited by 145.7 thousand passengers, which is by 12.8 thousand passengers more than during the corresponding period of 2015.

The Freeport of Riga Board Chairman Mr. Andris Ameriks: “April data show that the port’s operation stability is not in danger and no turmoil is expected. We continue our work with the aim to attract new customers and diversify cargo types at the port. Currently much attention is paid to countries such as China and India, the economic operators from those countries might become our partners in the near future”.

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Minister-President of Flanders visits the Freeport of Riga

On May 9, the Minister-President of Flanders Mr.Geert Bourgeois paid visit to the Freeport of Riga, accompanied by Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge port representatives. During the visit, the Minister-President repeatedly stressed the diverse possibilities for cooperation, highlighting the role of the port of Riga in the logistics processes of the Baltic Sea eastern coast, and comparing its importance for the Baltics to the Flemish ports’ impact on the relevant region's economy.

During his visit, Mr. Bourgeois met with the Freeport of Riga CEO Mr. Leonids Loginovs and his Deputy,  Marketing Director Mr. Edgars Suna. Guests were introduced to the Freeport of Riga operation by visiting the Vessel Traffic Service Centre and exploring the port water area by boat. Members of the delegation welcomed the rapid development of the Freeport – they were impressed by the new terminals and infrastructure development on Krievu Island.

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Indian delegation was interested in development of the distribution center in Kundzinsala

On Monday, February 29, Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, the Ambassador of the Republic of India to Sweden and Latvia, accompanied by state officials and businessmen, visited the Freeport of Riga. The visit to the Freeport was organized to explore the opportunity to develop a cargo distribution and consolidation center on Kundzinsala. It is planned to create a multi-functional cargo handling, warehouse and logistics centre in the framework of the “Kundzinsala northern project”. Implementation of the project is scheduled in 3 stages in the period from 2015 to 2025. The project provides for the creation of the cargo distribution and consolidation center that will serve northern European, Russian and the CIS markets. It should be noted that during the period from 2010 to 2020 it is planned to develop the territory of 181 hectares, investing 460 million euros.

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Cargo turnover volume at the Freeport of Riga complies with the last 5-year average.

In January 2016 3.27 million. tons of various cargo were handled at the Freeport of Riga, that is by 6.8% or 238 thousand tons less compared to the relevant reporting period of 2015. Although the transshipment volume handled in January decreased, it corresponds to the average indicators related to cargo, handled over the last five years at the Freeport (3.25 million tons).

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The Freeport of Riga ambitious Krievu Island project has been commissioned

On Monday, November 16 at 14:00 a festive ceremony will take place - a general partnership “BMGS S” will deliver to the Freeport of Riga the completed infrastructure object, that was built in the framework of “Development of Infrastructure on Krievu Island for the Transfer of Port Activities from the City Centre” - the most ambitious project in the history of the restored Latvian independence.

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The Freeport of Riga Authority plans to participate in 11 international conferences and trade shows

In the beginning of the year the FPRA has already informed that in order to achieve one of the Freeport of Riga objectives, namely, to maintain and enhanced the customer base, and to find ways to avoid dependency on any single type of cargo, it is regularly expanding its international network of cooperation with potential investors and partners. With the aim to implement the above objectives, the FPRA plans to participate in 11 the transport/logistics and cruise industry conferences and exhibitions in 2016.

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The Mayor of Kazakhstan capital Astana will visit the Freeport of Riga

On 8 October 2015, the Mayor of Kazakhstan capital Astana Mr. Adilbek Dzhaksibekov and Kazakhstan businessmen delegation will pay a working visit to the Freeport of Riga.

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The Freeport of Riga Cargo Turnover Surpasses Cautious Forecasts

During 11 months of 2015 36.5 million. tons of various cargo were handled at the Freeport of Riga, which is by 2.1% or 0.77 million tons less than during the reference period in 2014. Although this year the volume of cargo has declined, in general it is the second most successful period in the history of the port. The relevant indicators are partly attributable to the fact that in the last months of 2014 there was a record cargo turnover (on average - 3.7 million tons per month).

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Everyone can apply for participation in a unique international photo campaign OSTA. CILVĒKS. VĒSTURE (PORT.PEOPLE.HISTORY.)

This year the Riga Port celebrates its glorious anniversary – it is 815 years old, and on the occasion of the significant anniversary a unique international photo campaign OSTA. CILVĒKS. VĒSTURE (PORT.PEOPLE.HISTORY.) will take place on September 21-27, 2015 in Riga, Latvia. 24 hours of the port operation in a changing environment, lights, oversized objects, people - these are the images that might be captured by every single photographer in the framework of an international photo campaign. The purpose of the campaign – to review historical photos of the port of Riga and reflect the port’s life today, creating a documentary photo archive, which will immortalize the port’s daily operation, its work rhythm, its historical growth and achievements.

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Container Cargo Drop at the Freeport of Riga is the Least

One of the priorities of the Freeport of Riga Authority for 2015 is the activity “Dredging of access channel for vessels entering Riga port”. Due to the continuous dredging of the riverbed of Daugava, which started in 2008, the port has been implementing the opportunity to serve larger vessels.

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Belgian and Dutch port managers will visit the Freeport of Riga

On August 26, 2015, the port management representatives from the port of Ghent (Belgium) and Zeeland Seaports (Netherlands) Daan Schalck and Jan Lagasse will pay a working visit to the Freeport of Riga, accompanied by the delegation of businessmen.

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Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister will visit the Freeport of Riga

On 23 November 2015, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mr.Alexei Pavlenko, as well as a delegation of accompanying businessmen will visit the Freeport of Riga in the framework of a working visit. The main purpose of the visit is to strengthen contacts and trade between companies from Ukraine and Riga.

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The Freeport of Riga Authority presents the past and the present of the port

The world is changing and Riga will never be finished! These are the truths that no one will challenge. Living here and now we sometimes do not notice how the city, its streets and squares are changing, let alone such a comlplex and significant facility as the port.

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