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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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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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For the second consecutive year the Freeport of Riga is the leading port of the Baltics

Assessing the last year’s results, it can be concluded that the transshipped cargo indicators at the Freeport of Riga are positive, and the implemented as well as ongoing port infrastructure development projects provide optimistic outlook in regards of 2014.

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Port Police Performance in 2013

 

 

 

The main task of the Port police is to react to potential risks to the environment and people in the Freeport area and to engage actively in crisis prevention within the framework of its competence, simultaneously conducting preventive work - control, monitoring, verifying the information and, if necessary, providing information transfer to partner departments or competent authorities. In 2013 the Port police have been granted access to the State Fire and Rescue Service warning system, as well as to the global port police news network, that enables the relevant party to be prepared to potential risk situations.

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The Freeport Board stipulates the 100 % rebate in regards of shifting

 

 

 

With the aim of improving the competitiveness within the region and maintain leader’s status among the Baltic ports, in September 2013 the Freeport of Riga Board decided on the 100 % canal due rebate application in case of a vessel's shifting. The changes provide that the 100% discount is applied to shifting at two Freeport’s berths - MS-2 and ZO-19. The said rebate also applies to navigating of vessels to the outer roads and shifting at the relevant berths, to all businesses operating in the port in case of additional loading or unloading of a vessel. It is planned that the said amendments will foster maximum use of vessels’ capacity, will facilitate the attraction of new vessels and promote the growth of cargo turnover.

 

 

 

Ministry of Transport: Imposing a new port charge, port function implementation will have to be covered from the state budget

By introducing direct payments to the state budget from Latvian ports’ revenues, implementation of port functions, stipulated by law, will have to be financed from the state budget. That was the conclusion reached by the Ministry of Transport, evaluating operation of Latvian and Estonian port authorities and their funding models.

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The Freeport of Riga takes part in square development project in Vecmilgravis

On May 29, 2013 Meldru street square improvement project was officially presented in Vecmilgravis.

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N.Ushakovs - New marina will provide new opportunities for waterfront leisure

 

 

 

The Chairman of the Riga City Council and the member of the Freeport of Riga Board Mr. Nils Ushakovs today has visited the newly created marina at Kipsala.

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The Port Police Flag Sanctified on International Day of UN Peacekeepers Day

On May 30, 2013 at 11:00 at 3, Meldru Street the Freeport of Riga Authority Port police (hereinafter - Port police) flag sanctification ceremony will take place. It is planned that the Port police flag will be sanctified by the National Armed Forces Chaplain E.Plavins.

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The Freeport of Riga has become a leader again

Cargo turnover of the Freeport of Riga has gradually increased and by transshipping 17.4 million tons of cargo in the first half of the year, the Freeport of Riga has again become a leader among the Baltic ports, being ahead of Tallinn, Klaipeda, Ventspils and Liepaja.

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The Freeport of Riga participates in Nordea Riga Marathon

On May 19, 2013, Nordea Riga Marathon 2013 took place in the capital of Latvia. The Masters of the Freeport Fleet tugs Sfinksa and Santa demonstrated skillful vessel management and excelled in water cannon show. Thus 22,020 runners from 65 countries, as well as many thousands of supporters and simply fans were greeted on behalf of the Freeport. The large-scale show was available near the Vanshu Bridge, when it was crossed by 10, 000 participants.

The Freeport of Riga Authority would like to express its gratitude to Nordea Riga Marathon 2013 organizers for their cooperation and the Freeport of Riga Fleet for unique performance.

 

Kipsala shore protection and renovation project is in full swing

Today, on the 26th of June, Riga Vice- Mayor and the Chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board Mr. Andris Ameriks, and the Freeport of Riga CEO Mr.Leonids Loginovs as well as the port engineers and technicians evaluated progress of shore protection and renovation project.

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The Riga Port police rescues an unmanageable yacht

On May 27, 2013, at 19:30 the Port police squad, patrolling water area of the Freeport of Riga, received information that not far from Krievu island there is an unmanageable sailing yacht, and the Master of the yacht needs assistance to deliver the yacht to the yacht club. Two patrol vessels were immediately sent to deal with the situation. At 20:20 the mentioned vessel and its two passengers were brought to Riga Yacht Club in Andrejosta.

 

The Freeport of Riga participates in international event Night of Museums 2013

For the second year in a row the Freeport of Riga provides its input into international campaign Night of Museums 2013. In the framework of this event more than 220 000 people visited the museums and libraries, government institutions, libraries, theaters, churches, the Riga Zoo, as well as the Freeport Fleet icebreaker VARMA.

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FPRA urges non-governmental organizations and state institutions to find long-term solutions for air quality improvement

Taking into consideration that the Freeport of Riga Authority operates in compliance with the environmental policy approved within the framework of the environment management system, the aim of which is to ensure that the Port of Riga becomes one of the environmentally-friendliest ports in the North-Eastern region of the Baltic Sea, the FPRA Environment and Development Department’s Environment Unit (the Port Environment Service), in cooperation with non-governmental organizations (societies) that are particularly interested in air quality improvement, has informed the societies on the main courses of action to decrease the air pollution caused by companies operating in the port.

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