Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.05 million tonnes of cargo in 9M'18, up 16.2% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-September 2018 climbed by 16.2%, year-on-year, to 4,976,200 tonnes, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 47.2% to 2,266,600 tonnes, construction materials – by 19.1% to 548,300 tonnes while transshipment of oil products fell by 18.9% to 236,100 tonnes.
Container traffic fell by 25% to 2,453 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 12% to 32,978 units.
The number of calls grew by 8% to 1,131, passenger traffic increased by 20% to 38,388 passengers.
Port of Liepaja was founded in the 90s of last century at the former Soviet Union’s naval base. Liepaja ranks third port of Latvia by handled cargo volume. Half of the port’s cargo throughput is fueled by crude oil and bulk cargoes imported from the CIS countries, largely from Belorussia. In 2017, throughput of Liepaja port was 6.59 million tonnes.