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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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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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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 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 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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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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The Freeport of Riga was visited by high ranking Ukrainian officials

On Tuesday, July 7, Ukraine Chernihiv Oblast Governor Mykola Zverev visited the Freeport of Riga.

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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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High-level Chinese delegation paid visit to the Freeport of Riga

On 29 June, 2015, Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission delegation, headed by its Director-General Liu Jun, visited Latvia.

In the framework of the visit, the Shanghai municipal transport commission delegation, headed by Director General Liu Jun, visited the Freeport of Riga. Various possibilities in the field of cargo transportation, as well as investment opportunities at the Freeport of Riga were presented to the members of the high-level Chinese delegation. A tour by boat Jelgava around the port water area was provided for the guests. The current situation in the port, accessible territories for business development, as well as port infrastructure and infrastructure development plans were presented to the members of Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission delegation.

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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The Freeport of Riga is ahead of its closest rival by almost 2.2 million tons

In the first half of the current year the Freeport of Riga increased its cargo turnover by 2.3% in comparison with the relevant indicators of the same period of 2014, having handled 20.64 million tons. Average monthly amount handled at the Freeport is 3.44 million tons of various cargoes.

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Freeport of Riga Authority is proud to host Baltic Ports Conference 2015 in the beginning of September 2015

The Baltic Ports Conference 2015 is organized by the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) - a leading regional ports organization of 45 member ports in nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. BPO works with an aim to facilitate cooperation among the ports and to monitor and improve the possibilities for shipping in the entire Baltic Sea region.

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Maritime Academy team wins the student work competition, organized by the Freeport of Riga

This year the student research paper competition “The Port for the City” is held to commemorate the 815th Anniversary of the Freeport of Riga. The students’ ideas related to enlargement of the Riga Passenger Port earned the highest evaluation. The winners of the competition Karlīna Oša and Zane Narnicka (Latvian Maritime Academy Maritime School) hope that their future profession will be linked with the port of Riga. This year’s competition of creative work, organized by the Freeport of Riga, is being held for the eighth time.

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Rīgas brīvostā viesosies Ķīnas pilsētas Inkou delegācija

2015. gada 17. un 18. jūlijā Latviju vizītē apmeklēs uzņēmuma Yingkou Port Grop Co., LTD. delegācija, kuru vada tās valdes priekšsēdētājs Weiliang Zhong. Ņemot vērā, ka viens no viesošanās iemesliem ir vēlme iepazīties ar uzņēmējdarbības vidi, kā arī investīciju un sadarbības iespējām Latvijā, vizītes ietvaros paredzēta delegācijas viesošanās Rīgas Brīvostā.

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The Port of Riga - a stable leader in the Baltic States

The Port of Riga concluded the 1st quarter of 2015 with the 6.7% increase of cargo turnover compared to the same period of the last year. Overall, 10.58 million tons of various cargos were handled at the port of Riga during the first three months.

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