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The volume of cargo handled at the Freeport of Riga increased in all cargo segments

 

 

 

Compared to July 2013, the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga this year has increased by 15, 8% - almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month. Assessing the results it is clear that the Freeport of Riga has not only increased its cargo turnover in all cargo segments, but also has managed to maintain and strengthen the leading port status among the ports of the Baltic States.

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The Freeport of Riga Authority invites you to The Port Festival, August 16 – 17, in the framework of the Riga City Festival

 

 

 

The Port Festival 2014, that has become a beautiful tradition, is part and parcel of the annual Riga City Festival. This year the main Port festival events “Ielu muzikas diena (The Street Music Day)”, “Kanala Regate 2014 (Regatta of the Canal). The Freeport of Riga Cup” and 24-hour outdoor basketball tournament “Krastu Macs (The Game of Two River Banks)” will take place on August 16-17, 2014.

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Unifeeder – new shortsea opportunities from Poland via port of Riga

 

 

 

On 6th of August 2014 m/v Flottbek made its first Gdynia - Riga call in the adjusted lately Unifeeder Baltic schedule. M/v Flottbek with its 169 meters length and 1638 TEU nominal capacity is the biggest Unifeeder vessel operating in the Baltic Sea.

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Belarus Transport and Communications Ministry Representatives will visit the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On August 6, 2014 representatives of the Transport and Communications Ministry of the Republic of Belarus as well as the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Latvia will visit the Freeport of Riga Authority. In the framework of the visit the Belarus delegation will meet the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr.Leonids Loginovs and participate in a boat trip around the Riga port water area to get to know the current situation at the Freeport. After that it is planned to visit the Vessel Traffic Service Center of the Freeport of Riga and have a meeting with the Harbour Master Mr. Eduards Delvers. In the framework of the visit the parties will discuss a wide range of issues, including Latvian and Belarus businessmen co-operation, as well as the port infrastructure and its future development.

 

 

 

Vice president of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) visits the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On July 14, 2014, after the meeting with the senior officials of Latvia Mr. Masayuki Oku, vice president of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and Head of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and his accompanying delegation of eight members paid visit to the Freeport of Riga Authority. The delegation was also accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Latvia Mr.Toshiyuki Taga.

The Chairman of the Freeport Board Mr.Andris Ameriks welcomed the important guests and presented the current situation in the port, investment and cooperation opportunities as well as the infrastructure and logistics development plans. Considering the fact that the “Rīgas Universālais terminals” is an indirect investment of the Japanese company Mitsui Corporation in Latvia, a particular terminal inspection was included into the agenda.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is one of the largest financial groups in Japan. Keidanren comprises the major Japanese companies such as Toyota, Canon, Panasonic etc.

 

 

 

 

The Freeport of Riga Management Participates in the Development of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

 

 

From July 1, 2014, Italy takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and will hold it until December 31, 2014. In the framework of its presidency Italy intends to work actively in the EU Council Shipping working group with the aim to reach agreement on “Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports” (COM(2013)296).

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The Freeport of Riga will host a high-level Chinese delegation

 

 

 

On June 3-4, 2014 a high level conference on transport, logistics and trade routes “Connecting Europe with Asia” will take place in Riga.

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Civil defense training will take place at the “Riga Fertilizer Terminal”

 

 

 

On July 3, 2014 the State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in collaboration with the SIA “Riga fertilizer terminal” has organized practical local civil defense training. The training objective is to test and improve the established procedures and measures set out in the company's civil defense plan, in the external emergency plan and to check how the specialists, responsible for the object, interact with personnel of the rescue and emergency services and other state and local government institutions through the disaster management activities in case of adverse events or industrial accidents. The training scenario assumes that there has been an industrial accident at the SIA “Riga fertilizer terminal” resulting in fatalities.

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Due to cargo handling optimization the Freeport of Riga strengthens its position among the port of the Baltic States

 

 

 

According to statistics data in regards of four months of the current year 13.4 million tons of various cargo have been handled at the Freeport of Riga , that is by 21% more than during the relevant accounting period of the previous year.

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Austrian businessmen delegation will visit the Freeport of Riga

On July 1, 2014 in the framework of the state visit of the President of Austria to Latvia, a delegation of Austrian businessmen will visit the Freeport of Riga Authority. In the framework of the visit businessmen from Austria will be informed about the opportunities in regards of cargo transshipment as well as about investment opportunities at the Freeport. Austrian entrepreneurs will be provided with the information about the current situation at the port, available areas for business development, as well as will learn a lot about the port infrastructure and infrastructure development plans.

The Freeport of Riga significantly boosts cargo volume

 

 

 

In March 2014 the enterprises of the Freeport of Riga handled by 26,7% more various cargo than in March 2013, and evaluating the first quarter of this year it is evident that the total cargo turnover has increased by 21.7%. Overall, 9.92 million tons were handled within three months, and it is the most successful first quarter in the history of the port.

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Estonian Maritime Academy faculty delegation visited the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On July 3, 2014 the Estonian Maritime Academy faculty delegation visited the Freeport of Riga Authority. The purpose of the visit was related to theoretical and practical training of the engineering and management specialists and technology transfer to the working environment. In the framework of the visit to Riga the delegation visited the Vessel Traffic Service Center of the Freeport of Riga and met with the Port Captain Mr. Eduards Delvers. The Freeport representatives were provided with a presentation on the current situation at the port, on available territories for business development, as well as on the port infrastructure and infrastructure development plans.

 

 

 

The most talented students will present their ideas about the development of the Freeport of Riga

The third creative project competition “Port for the City”, organised by the Freeport of Riga Authority for students, will end on Thursday, 10 April. The most interesting competition ideas include both proposals for the development of a container terminal and a plan for facilitating the Freeport’s local communication and public involvement. The best student works will be chosen by evaluating the prepared presentations and the ability of the youth to substantiate the significance of their projects.

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President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation will visit the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On July 3, 2014 President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergei Katyrin will visit the Freeport of Riga Authority. In the framework of his visit Mr. Sergei Katyrin will meet the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr.Leonids Loginovs and participate in a boat trip around the Riga port water area to get to know the current situation at the Freeport. During his visit to Riga the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation will visit the Vessel Traffic Service Center of the Freeport of Riga and have a meeting with the Port Captain Mr. Eduards Delvers. In the framework of the visit it is planned to discuss a wide range of issues, including Latvian and Russian businessmen co-operation in the framework of the current geopolitical situation.

 

 

 

The Freeport of Riga boasts 13,2% growth of cargo turnover

In January of 2014 the performance of the Freeport of Riga was much better than in January 2013 - total cargo turnover increased by 13,2%, reaching 3,23 million tons. The result is outstanding compared to other Baltic ports: there was a considerable turnover decline in Ventspils - 3,4%; Klaipeda -15,3%; Butinge – 49,9%; Liepaja – 31,9%, with the only exception - Tallinn had positive growth (+ 0,2%).

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