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Freeport of Riga raises cargo turnover 2.6% in January

BC, Riga, 13.02.2019.Print version
In January 2019, the Freeport of Riga handled 2.842 mln tons of cargo, which is an increase of 2.6% against the same period a year ago, the port informed.

The turnover of bulk cargo grew by 11 % year-on-year to 1.891 mln tons in January 2019, and reloading of general cargo rose by 7% to 667,400 tons. Meanwhile, liquid cargo fell 36% to 283,300 tons.


According to information provided by the port, coal still dominated the port’s cargo structure, accounting for 36.2% of all cargo reloaded in January 2019 (39% in 2018; 35% in 2017 and 35.9% in 2016). Handling coal in Riga increased by 15.9 % year-on-year to 1.03 mln tons this January.


Containerized cargo accounted for 13% of the port’s total cargo turnover in January, followed by timber with 11.6% and oil products with 9.8%. Compared to the same period last year, the turnover of oil products shrank by 36.5% to 278,000 tons this January. Chemical cargo accounted for 7.9% of total cargo turnover.


In 2018, the Freeport of Riga reloaded 36.432 mln tons of cargo, up 8.2% against a year before. The port’s cargo turnover in January 2018 was 2.771 mln tons.


Riga is the largest port in Latvia by cargo turnover and ship passenger numbers.

 






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