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Latvian ports' cargo turnover decreases 29.1% in January-November

BC, Riga, 15.12.2020.Print version
Latvian ports handled 41.064 million tons of cargo in January-November 2020, a decrease of 29.1% as compared to the same period in 2019, writes LETA, according to the Transport Ministry's data.

In the first 11 months, Latvian ports mostly handled bulk cargo - 19.373 million tons, which is 40.3% less than in the same period last year.

This included 3.389 million tons of coal (78.9% decrease), 5.347 million tons of grain and grain products (7.7% up), 1.826 million tons of wood chips (0.2% increase), and 1.723 million tons of chemicals (19.7% decrease).

In the first 11 months of 2020, Latvian ports also handled 10.696 million tons of liquid cargo, a 21.2% decrease year on year, including 10.063 million tons of oil products - 21.3% decrease.

In turn, general cargo turnover at Latvian ports in January-November amounted to 10.995 million tons, 7.5% less than in the corresponding period of 2019, including 4.292 million tons of container cargo (4.7% less than a year ago), 3.415 million tons of timber (10.1% less), and 2.872 million tons of roll-on/roll-off cargo (9.8% down).

Riga Port remains the leading port in Latvia with 21.819 million tons of cargo transshipped in January-November, 27.4% less than in the same period of 2019.

Ventspils Port's cargo turnover stood at 11.834 million tons, 39.2% down, while Liepaja Port's cargo turnover was 5.828 million tons - 12.7% less than in the first 11 months of 2019.

Of the small Latvian ports, Skulte Port posted the largest cargo turnover, 891,200 tons, which is 4.6% less than in January-November last year. In total, Latvian small ports transshipped 1.583 million tons of cargo in the first 11 months of this year, which is 6.9% less than in the same period in 2019.

In 2019, Latvian ports handled 62.379 million tons of cargo, which was by 5.7% less than in 2018.

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