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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 02.07.2020, 11:53

Riga port sees cargo turnover drop 10.1% in 2019

BC, Riga, 09.01.2020.Print version
The Freeport of Riga handled 32.762 mln tons of cargo in 2019, which is a reduction of 10.1% from a year before, according to information released by the port.

Bulk cargo, which dominated the port’s cargo structure in 2019, declined 12 % y-o-y to 20.84 mln tons. Handling of general cargo decreased 6.1% to 8.093 mln tons and reloading of liquid cargo was down 7.1% to 3.83 mln tons.

Coal accounted for 31.6% (39% in 2018 and 35% in 2017) of all cargo reloaded last year. Handling of coal dropped 27.2% y-o-y to 10.358 mln tons in 2019.

Containerized cargo made up 14.1%, timber 11.6%, oil products 11.6% and chemical cargo 5.2% of all cargo reloaded at the port last year.

In December 2019, cargo turnover declined 0.2% from November to 2.722 mln tons, which included 1.691 mln tons of bulk cargo, 631,400 tons of general cargo and 398,800 tons of liquid cargo.

In 2018, the port of Riga reloaded 36.432 mln tons of cargo, up 8.2% from 2018, including 29.918 mln tons reloaded in the first ten months of 2018.

Riga is the largest Latvian port by cargo turnover and also by the number of ship passengers


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