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Cargo turnover at Latvian ports increases by 0.4% in January-November

BC, Riga, 13.12.2017.Print version
In the eleven months of 2017, Latvian ports reloaded 57.153 million tons of cargo, which was a 0.4% increase against the same period in 2016, writes LETA, according to information released by the Transport Ministry.

Bulk cargos, which dominated in Latvian ports in January-November this year, grew 8% year-on-year to 30.986 million tons. Handling of coal increased by 15.9% to 16.561 million tons, chemical cargos fell 14.3% to 2.514 million tons, and woodchip cargos rose 14.3% to 1.309 million tons.


Reloading of liquid cargos fell 15.2% year-on-year to 15.508 million tons in January-November 2017, with oil products making up the largest amount, or 14.777 million tons, which was a 15.4% drop from the first eleven months in 2016.


The turnover of general cargos grew 7.2% year-on-year to 10.658 million tons in January-November 2017. These cargos included 4.276 million tons of container cargo, up 14.6%, 2.98 million tons of timber, down 5.4%, and 2.956 million tons of roll on/roll off cargo, up 14.5%.


Riga was the leading Latvian port by cargo turnover in January-November this year, having reloaded 31.116 million tons of cargo, which was 6.7% less than in the first eleven months of 2016. The port of Ventspils followed with 18.526 million tons of cargo reloaded in January-October 2017, up 8.6% year-on-year, and the port of Liepaja was third with 6.058 million tons of cargo, up 17.6% from January-November 2016.


Skulte led Latvia's small ports by cargo turnover in January-November 2017, as it reloaded 762,800 tons at a 11.2% rise year-on-year. Mersrags followed with 390,800 tons, down 5.2%, and Salacgriva was third with 246,800 tons, down 4.5%.


All small Latvian ports together handed 1.449 million tons of cargos in the first eleven months of this year, up 3.9% from the respective period last year.


In the first eleven months of 2016, the Latvian ports reloaded 56.95 million tons of cargo.

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