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Latvian ports raise cargo turnover by 13.4% in January

BC, Riga, 16.02.2017.Print version
In January 2017, Latvian ports reloaded 6.449 million tons of cargo, which was a 13.4% increase against the same period a year ago, according to information released by the Transport Ministry.

Bulk cargos, which dominated in Latvian ports in January of this year, grew 23.9% to 3.353 mln tons. Handling of coal increased by 31.1% to 1.928 mln tons, chemical cargos fell 31.1% to 212,700, and woodchip cargos rose 23.5% to 152,000 tons.

Reloading of liquid cargos picked up 0.3% y-o-y to 2.235 mln tons in January 2017, with oil products making up the largest amount, or 2.159 mln tons, which was a 0.2% drop from January 2016.

The turnover of general cargos grew 14.2% y-o-y to 860,400 tons in January of this year. These cargos included 379,100 tons of container cargo, up 45.8%, 238,800 tons of roll on/roll off cargo, up 20.2%, and 203,500 tons of timber, down 22.4%.

Riga was the leading Latvian port by cargo turnover in January, having reloaded 3.204 mln tons of cargo, which was 1.9% less than in January 2016. The port of Ventspils followed with 2.55 mln tons of cargo reloaded in January 2017, up 39.5 percent year-on-year, and the port of Liepaja was third with 586,900 tons of cargo, up 22.8% against January 2016


Skulte led Latvia’s small ports by cargo turnover in January 2017, as it reloaded 55,900 tons during the first month of the year, which was 31.2% more than a year ago. Mersrags followed with 27,400 tons, down 27.1%, and Salacgriva was third with 21,000 tons, down 18.9%.

All Latvia’s small port together handled 108,200 tons of cargo in January 2017, which was a 7% reduction from January 2016.

In 2016, the Latvian ports handled 63.116 mln tons of cargo, down 9.3% from 2015.

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