Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 3.06 million tonnes of cargo in 5M'2019, down 2.7% Y-o-Y
Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja, Latvia in January-May 2019 fell by 2.7%, year-on-year, to 3,067,300, the Port Authority told IAA PortNews.
In the reporting period, transshipment of grain fell by 21.3% to 1,081,300 tonnes, anthracite – grew by 8% to 267,800 tonnes, construction materials – grew by 45.2% to 380,000 tonnes, oil products – grew by 1.5% to 162,200 tonnes.
Container traffic decreased by 4% to 1.330 million TEUs, handling of Ro-Ro cargo grew by 10% to 17,590 units.
The number of calls grew by 15% to 732, passenger traffic decreased by 18% to 12,658 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.