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Cargo and passenger ferry line between Denmark and Riga may be opened

BC, Riga, 10.08.2017.Print version
Danish Ambassador Hans Brask and Riga Freeport administrator Ansis Zeltins during a meeting discussed the opportunity to open a new cargo and passenger ferry line between Denmark and Riga, said Riga Freeport representative Vita Gerharde, cites LETA.


The Danish Ambassador arrived on a visit to the Riga Freeport to get acquainted with the new Riga Freeport administrator.

The Riga Freeport presented its development results, new projects and investment opportunities. Zeltins confirmed that Denmark already is an important cooperation partner for the Riga port, but the port is interested in even closer cooperation with Danish ports and logistics companies in a situation when new cargo markets and investment are vital for the port.

The ambassador noted the quality of the Riga port services. The ambassador informed that soon a large group of Danish business representatives will arrive in Riga with an aim to strengthen the Danish-Latvian cooperation and find new opportunities in transport, logistics and cargo transportation.

Gerharde said that during the visit the officials discussed opportunities to open a new cargo and passenger ferry line from the Riga port. Zeltins said that the Riga Freeport administration will support any initiative that will promote diversification of cargos and attraction of new cargos to the Riga port.

According to Riga port, in the past three years cargo flow between Riga and Denmark’s ports had been 1.5 million tons a year or about 4% of the total cargo turnover. In 2016 as many as 188 cargo ships were shipped from Riga to Denmark, and 48 ships arrived in Riga from Denmark.

Danish container line Maersk Line operates at the Riga port and is the third largest line in Riga by the number of container cargos. In the first seven months of 2017 as many as 60 Maersk Line/Sego Line ships arrived at the port, growing significantly from the previous year.

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