Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 18% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-November 2017 climbed by 18%, year-on-year, to 6,058,300 t, the Port Authority says.
In the reporting period, transshipment of coal surged 3 times to 1,143,400 t, transshipment of wood pellets was flat, year-on-year, at 225,200, construction materials – up 27% to 583,700 t, oil products –up 40% to 347,000 t, timber – up 33% to 430,700.
Transshipment of grain cargo fell by 14.3% to 2,273,500 t.
Container traffic grew 1.7 times to 3,671 TEUs, Ro-Ro – up 28% to 36,402 units.
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 2016, throughput of Liepaja port was 5.68 million tonnes.