Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
Throughput of Ventspils port continues decreasing due to redirection of Russian cargo flows, filling of oil reservoirs and COVID-19 spread.
In January-June 2020, the port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo (down 1.7 times, year-on-year), the Port Authority statistics said.
According to the statement, the port handled 4.5 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (-11%), 1.02 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo (down 5.2 times) and 1.29 million tonnes of general cargo (up 1.6%).
The number of ship calls totaled 675 including 197 tankers and 478 dry cargo carriers.
Ventspils port is located near Venta river. There are terminals for loading and unloading of crude and oil products, liquid chemicals and fertilizers, metal and coal, timber and fish, containers and Ro-Ro trailers. In 2019, the port handled 20.46 million tonnes of cargo.