Latvia, Port, Transport

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 22.09.2019, 03:08

Riga port sees number of ship passengers drop 1.7% in eight months

BC, Riga, 11.09.2019.Print version
During the first eight months of 2019 the Freeport of Riga received 615,385 ship passengers, down 1.7% from the same period a year ago, according to information available on the port’s website.

Of the ship passengers handled in the first eight months of this year, 58,716 were cruise ship passengers, which is a reduction of 13% against the first seven months of last year.


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


In 2018, the port of Riga received 870,825 ship passengers in 2018, which was a 4.9% increase against 2017. The number of cruise ship passengers fell 14.4% on year to 74,785.


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






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