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Riga Port posts 49.5% rise in passenger numbers for January-August

BC, Riga, 12.09.2017.Print version
The port of Riga received 595,510 ship passengers during the first eight months of this year, which was a 49.5% increase against the same period last year, writes LETA, according to information available on the port’s official website.

During the first eight months of 2017, the port received 80,007 cruise ship passengers, up 33.6% against January-August 2016.


As reported, Estonian ferry operator Tallink now has two ferries - the Isabelle and the Romantika - on the Riga-Stockholm route.


Previously only one ferry was running on the route every other day but in December 2016 the cruise ferry Romantika started operating as a second ship on the Riga-Stockholm route, and now there is daily ferry service between Riga and Stockholm.


In 2016, the number of passengers served at the port of Riga reached 581,601, growing 10.5% compared to 2015.


Riga is the largest Latvian port in terms of both freight and passengers.

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