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    Cargo turnover of Latvian ports down 2% y-o-y in 2017

    RIGA, Jan 12 (LETA) - Last year Latvian ports reloaded a total of 61.877 million tons of cargo, or by 2 percent less than in 2016, according to the information released by the Transport Ministry.

    Bulk cargos, which dominated in Latvian ports in 2017, grew 1.7 percent year-on-year to 33.362 million tons. Handling of coal increased by 5.2 percent to 17.591 million tons, chemical cargos fell 17 percent to 2.732 million tons, and woodchip cargos rose 12.9 percent to 1.469 million tons.

    Reloading of liquid cargos fell 13.2 percent year-on-year to 16.915 million tons in 2017, with oil products making up the largest amount, or 16.11 million tons, which was a 13.9 percent drop from 2016.

    The turnover of general cargos grew 7.1 percent year-on-year to 11.599 million tons in 2017, including 4.658 million tons of container cargo, up 13.7 percent, 3.243 million tons of timber, down 5 percent, and 3.186 million tons of roll on/roll off cargo, up 14.6 percent.

    Riga was the leading Latvian port by cargo turnover in 2017, having reloaded 33.674 million tons of cargo, which was 9.2 percent less than in 2016. The port of Ventspils followed with 20.035 million tons of cargo, up 6.5 percent year-on-year, and the port of Liepaja was third with 6.588 million tons of cargo, up 16 percent from 2016.

    Skulte led Latvia's small ports by cargo turnover in 2017, as it reloaded 817,200 tons or by 8.7 percent more than in 2016. Mersrags followed with 436,300 tons, down 5.6 percent year-on-year, and Salacgriva was third with 266,800 tons, down 9.1 percent.

    All small Latvian ports together handed 1.575 million tons of cargos in 2017, up 1.3 percent from the respective period last year.

    In 2016, the Latvian ports reloaded a total of 63.116 million tons of cargo.

    • Published: 12.01.2018 14:33
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