Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 9M’2021 dropped by 13.5%

Posted on October 13, 2021

Coal and coke handling plunged by 88.3%

In January-September 2021, the Freeport of Riga (Latvia) handled 15.28 million tonnes of cargo (-13.5%, year-on-year). According to the port’s statistics, handing of grain increased by 13.1% to 1,984,600 tonnes, coal and coke handling fell by 88.3% to 278,900 tonnes, chemicals – down 10.8% to 977,900 tonnes, ore – up 15% to 526,600 tonnes, wood pellets – up 7.7% to 1,630,200 tonnes, wood chips – down 35.6% to 554,600 tonnes, sawn timber – up 83% to 437,400 tonnes, oil products – down 20.3% to 1,593,100 tonnes, timber – up 27% to 2,040,500 tonnes.

The Port’s container throughput fell by 8.7% to 307,741 TEU.

Passengers traffic plunged by 99.3% to 2.005 million people.

Freeport of Riga lies on both banks of the River Daugava covering 6.3 hectares. The port’s berth length is 13,800 meters, maximum draft at the berths is 12.2 meters. Up to 80% of the Freeport of Riga cargo turnover is made up of transit cargoes forwarded to or received from the CIS countries. In 2020, the port handled 23.7 million tonnes of cargo.


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