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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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The Freeport of Riga - the absolute leader in the Baltic States

 

 

 

According to the statistics data for ten months of the current year the Freeport of Riga since the beginning of the year has preserved the cargo turnover growth tempo. The average volume of handled cargo per month is 3,35 million tons and the general volume handled from January till October has reached the amount of 33,57 million tons, that is by 14% more compared to ten months of the previous year.

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The Freeport of Riga boasts 13,8 % growth of cargo turnover

 

 

 

Compared to September of the previous year the volume of various cargos handled at the Freeport of Riga this year has increased by 13,8 % - almost 3, 5 million tons were transshipped within one month. Assessing the results it is clear that the Freeport of Riga has increased its cargo turnover in all cargo segments, and managed to maintain and strengthen the leading port status among the ports of the Baltic States.

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Minsk City Executive Committee delegation will visit the Freeport of Riga

On October 10, 2014 in the framework of Minsk Days in Riga the official delegation of Minsk City Executive Committee, headed by the Minsk City Council Chairman Mr.Vasily Panasyuk, will visit the Freeport of Riga.

In the framework of the visit the delegation will be provided with the information on the current situation at the Freeport, on investment and cooperation issues and infrastructure and logistics development plans. After that it is planned that the delegation will visit the Harbour Master Service and will have a meeting with the Harbour Master Mr. Eduards Delvers.

The united team of Riga Hanzas Secondary School and Riga French Lyceum wins the competition sponsored by the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

This year the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum). The winning team has provided proposals in regards of the Freeport of Riga and yacht industry development. This autumn the schoolchildren and students’ creative idea competition “The Port for the City” was run for the sixth time.

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Sør-Trøndelag University College students visited the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On September 3, 2014 the Bachelor program students of the Sør-Trøndelag University college (Norway) visited the Freeport of Riga Authority. The aim of the visit was related to theoretical and practical training of the logistics professionals and knowledge transfer in today’s workplace. 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 Harbour Master Mr. Eduards Delvers. The Freeport representatives provided a presentation on the current situation at the port, on the latest business development, as well as on the port infrastructure and infrastructure development plans.

 

 

 

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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Krievu Island infrastructure development project will be completed in due time

 

 

 

On Monday, August 18, the Riga City Council Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Freeport of Riga Mr.Andris Ameriks and the Minister of Transport Mr.Anrijs Matiss visited the site of the ambitious Krievu Island project to assess the infrastructure development progress.

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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.

 

 

 

Mayor of Kobe visits the Freeport of Riga

 

 

 

On September 2, 2014 the Mayor of Japanese city Kobe Mr. Kizo Hisamoto and a delegation of the city officials visited the Freeport of Riga Authority before the meeting with the country’s leaders.

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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 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 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 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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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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