Latvia, Port, Transport

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Cargo turnover in Riga port down 1.2% in 5 months

BC, Riga, 11.06.2018.Print version
The Riga Freeport reloaded 14.705 million tons of cargo in the first five months of 2018, which is by 1.2% less than in the respective period last year, the port reported LETA.

Bulk cargos accounted for 9.538 million tons of the annual cargo turnover in the first five months of this year, up 3.2% year-on-year. Handling of general cargos rose 23.6% year-on-year to 3.403 million tons, and reloading of liquid cargos fell 38.7% to 1.765 million tons.

Coal prevailed among the cargos reloaded in the Freeport of Riga in January-May at 40%, compared to 35% in 2017. Coal in the first five months of this year accounted for 5.877 million tons, up 6.2% year-on-year.

Container cargos made up 12.9% of all cargos handled in the port in the said period, followed by oil product cargos with 11.9% of all cargos, timber with 10.6% and chemical cargos with 6%.

In May the Riga port reloaded 3.256 million tons of cargos, including 2.167 million tons of bulk cargos, 694,200 tons of general cargos, and 395,200 tons of liquid cargos.

In the first five months of 2017, the Freeport of Riga handled 14.88 million tons.

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

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