Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.92 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'2019, down 5.1% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-October 2019 fell by 5.1%, year-on-year, to 5,928,500 million tonnes, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 12.1% to 2,232,200 tonnes, anthracite – fell by 18.8% to 980,100 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 28.5% to 807,800 tonnes, oil products – grew by 35.1% to 361,600 tonnes.
Handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 9% to 40,405 units.
The number of calls grew by 8% to 1,383, passenger traffic decreased by 20% to 33,362 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 2018, throughput of Liepaja port was 7.54 million tonnes.