2018 April 11 13:47

Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 1.99 million tonnes of cargo in 3M'18, up 22.3% Y-o-Y

Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-March 2018 climbed by 22.3%, year-on-year, to 1,998,100 tonnes, the Port Authority says.

In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 51% to 1.01 million tonnes, construction materials – up 8% to 151,100 tonnes, wood pellets – up 6% to 117,900 tonnes, oil product s – up 5% to 108,200 tonnes.

Container traffic fell by 28% to 644 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro grew by 31% to 8,783 units.

The number of calls grew by 6% to 387, passenger traffic decreased by 37% to 3,536 passengers.

Port of Liepaja was founded in the 90s of last century at the former Soviet Union’s naval base. Liepaja ranks third port of Latvia by handled cargo volume. Half of the port’s cargo throughput is fueled by crude oil and bulk cargoes imported from the CIS countries, largely from Belorussia. In 2017, throughput of Liepaja port was 6.59 million tonnes.