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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 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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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 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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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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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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FPR basketball team challenges VEF School

There are many well-known facts regarding the Freeport of Riga - the fact that for several years the Freeport has been and remains the leading Baltic port by cargo turnover, the fact that the Freeport plays an important role in the development of Latvian economy, as well as the fact that the port occupies almost 10% of the capital’s territory. However, few people have heard that the Freeport of Riga Authority has its own basketball team and more importantly, that the team members, as well as the fans and supporters of the team, are the people who work day by day to create the Freeport of Riga as to what it is today - one of the strongest ports on the eastern coast of the Baltic sea.

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Delegation of Indian Investors Visits the Freeport of Riga

On Tuesday, March 31, a delegation of investors from India visited the Freeport of Riga as part of the accompanying delegation of A/S Norvik Banka.

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The Freeport of Riga boasts continious cargo turnover growth

During the past year the Freeport of Riga has reached the unprecedented volume of cargo handling – a threshold of 41 million tons (+ 15.8%) was exceeded, which is the largest amount ever handled during the year by one of the Latvian ports. This year's first month results show that the growth trend continues - 3.5 million tons were handled in January, which is by 8.3% more than in January 2014.

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Student Project Competition Announced as part of the 815th Anniversary of the Port of Riga

In celebrating the 815th anniversary of the Port of Riga, and emphasising the role of the port in urban development, the Freeport of Riga has announced the annual – fourth – competition of creative work by students “The Port for the City”. Young people are invited to submit their work both in annual sub-topics of the competition such as economics and marketing, transport and logistics, engineering industry, navigation, security and safety, and this year also in the field of history, looking back at the most picturesque milestones in the 815 year history of the port’s development.

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Riga port finishes the year with the historically best results

Last year, historically the largest volume of cargo was handled at the Riga port terminals, exceeding the 2014 objectives, set by the Freeport of Riga Authority. Overall, 41.08 million tons of various cargo were transshipped at the Freeport of Riga, which is by 15.8% or 5.6 million tons more than in 2013.

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“Atlantic Resolve” rotation equipment delivered via the Freeport of Riga

On Monday, March 9, unloading of the US Army military equipment from the vessel “Liberty Promise” took place at the Freeport of Riga. Military equipment delivery operation was implemented in the framework of the “Atlantic Resolve”, supporting the US Cavalry 2 Regiment replacement by the 1st brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division.

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The Freeport of Riga Board Adopts 2015 Budget

The Freeport of Riga Authority budget for 2015 was unanimously adopted by the Freeport of Riga Board at the Board’s meeting on December 18, 2014. In the framework of the budget it is planned to invest 69.6 million Euros into the Investment Program implementation, which will foster the competitiveness of the Freeport of Riga on the international maritime transport market. Taking into account the geopolitical situation while planning 2015 cargo turnover, the Freeport of Riga Authority cautiously assesses the future growth potential. The planned cargo turnover is 38.0 million tons.

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The EC closes the infringement procedure against Latvia in regards of providing tugboat services at the Freeport of Riga

On February 26, 2015, the European Commission has decided to close the infringement procedure Nr.2012 / 2141 against Latvia on the violation of Article 49 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regard to providing tugboat services at the Freeport of Riga.

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The Master’s Christmas tree – a new tradition, established by the Freeport of Riga Authority

 

 

 

On Tuesday, December 2, the Freeport of Riga Authority chief executives and staff as well as the representatives of the Coast Guard Service visited Tīreļu mežniecība (Tirelu Forestry) with a view to select a festive fir-tree for the scheduled event under the name " Kapteiņa egle (The Master’s Christmas tree)."

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