Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) up 7% to 20 mln t in 2017
In January-December 2017, the port of Ventspils handled 20 mln t of cargo (+7%, year-on-year). According to the port authority, the highest growth was registered in the segment of coal transshipment.
The number of passenger carried by Ventspils- Nynäshamn line grew by 30% to 209,894 passengers. The line also carried 2.1 mln t of Ro-Ro cargo (+17%).
Ventspils port is located near Venta river. There are terminals for loading and unloading of crude and oil products, liquid chemicals and fertilizers, metal and coal, timber and fish, containers and Ro-Ro trailers. In 2016, the port handled 18.8 mln t of cargo.