The Baltic Course  

Transit on wheels – new opportunities for universal port
The beginning of 2003 presented a serious challenge to port Ventspils in north-western Latvia. Liquid cargo used to account for more than 70% of total turnover at this port, but has now been cut off from crude oil pipeline supplies altogether from Russia since mid-December last year. Nevertheless, cargo turnover in the first two months of this year show that the oil terminals at Ventspils are not standing idle. Moreover, cargo handling is even increasing. The port found a way out of the dramatic situation by switching focus on cargo supplied by rail