Throughput of port Liepaja (Latvia) up 0.2% to 2.27 mln t
In January-May 2015, the port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 2,265,800 t of cargo (+0.2%, year-on-year), IAA PortNews was informed by the port authority. Transshipment of grain fell by 4.2% to 1.1 mln t, construction materials – down 1.9% to 210,300 t, timber – up 30.1% to 243,600, oil – down 68.8% to 24,300 t, oil products – up 3.7% to 94,300 t.
The port’s container throughput dropped by 21% to 1,279 TEUs. Transshipment of ro-ro cargo cargo climbed by 2% to 14,267 units. Passenger turnover declined by 1% to 15,750 passengers. The number of calls fell by 5% to 590 calls.
The port of Liepaja established in 1990-ies is the third busiest port of Latvia. Half of its turnover is formed by oil products and dry loose cargo from CIS countries, mainly Belarus. In 2014, the port of Liepaja handled 5.29 mln tonnes of cargo.