Latvia, Port, Transport

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Cargo turnover in Riga port decreased by 13.5% in January

BC, Riga, 12.02.2018.Print version
The Riga Freeport reloaded 2.771 million tons of cargo in January 2018, which is by 13.5% less than in the respective period last year, the port reported LETA.

Bulk cargos accounted for 1.704 million tons of the annual cargo turnover last year, down 11.2% year-on-year. Handling of general cargos rose 13.2% year-on-year to 623,800 tons, and reloading of liquid cargos fell 39.7% to 442,800 tons.

Coal prevailed among the cargos reloaded in the Freeport of Riga in January at 32.1%, compared to 35% in 2017.

Oil products made up 15.8% of all cargos handled in the port last year, followed by container cargos with 13.4%, timber with 8.4% and chemical cargos with 7.9%.

In 2017, the Freeport of Riga handled 33.675 million tons, down 9.2% from 2016, while in January last year the port reloaded 3.204 million tons.

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

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