- Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 10:08
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.
- Published on Monday, 20 April 2015 10:08
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.
- Published on Monday, 13 April 2015 10:49
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.
- Published on Monday, 13 April 2015 10:41
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:52
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.
The EC closes the infringement procedure against Latvia in regards of providing tugboat services at the Freeport of Riga
- Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:24
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:22
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)."
- Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 15:12
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.
- Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 16:54
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.
- Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 10:08
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:44
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 14:38
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:40
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.
- Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:50
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.
The united team of Riga Hanzas Secondary School and Riga French Lyceum wins the competition sponsored by the Freeport of Riga
- Published on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:39
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.