Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 7.54 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 24.4% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in 2018 climbed by 24.4%, year-on-year, to 7,537,600 tonnes, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 20.9% to 3,034,400 tonnes, anthracite – by 22.6% to 1.47 million tonnes, construction materials – by 21.9% to 762,400 tonnes while transshipment of oil products fell by 16.9% to 312,400 tonnes.
Container traffic fell by 22% to 2.991 TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 16% to 45,739 units.
The number of calls grew by 11% to 1,599, passenger traffic increased by 14% to 46,713 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.