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    Cargo turnover of Latvian ports drops 1.8% in seven months

    RIGA, Aug 13 (LETA) - Latvian ports reloaded 37.293 million tons of cargo in the first seven months of this year, down 1.8 percent from the same period a year ago, according to information released by the Transport Ministry.

    Bulk cargo, which dominated in the Latvian ports during the first seven months of 2019, amounted to 21.129 million tons, an increase of 2.3 percent on the first seven months of 2018. This included 11.179 million tons of coal (down 0.1 percent), 2.53 million tons of grain and grain products (down 12.7 percent), 1.401 million tons of chemical bulk cargo (down 9.6 percent), and 1.117 tons of wood chips (up by 23.9 percent).

    Liquid cargo turnover totaled 8.396 million tons, which is 11 percent less than a year ago. During the first seven months of 2019, Latvian ports handled 7.89 million tons of oil products, a drop of 11.3 percent as compared to the first seven months of 2018.

    General cargo turnover at Latvian ports decreased 1.5 percent on year to 7.768 million tons. That amount included 2.891 million tons of containerized cargo, up 1.7 percent on year, 2.661 million tons of timber, down 1.4 percent, and 1.968 million tons of roll on/roll off cargo, down 3.8 percent.

    The Freeport of Riga led other Latvian ports by cargo turnover in the first seven months of 2019, having reloaded 18.699 million tons, which is a reduction of 10.5 percent from the same period in 2018. Ventspils followed with 13.377 million tons, up 15.5 percent on year, and Liepaja with 4.077 million tons, down 7.6 percent from the first seven months of 2018.

    Of the small Latvian ports, Skulte Port achieved the highest cargo turnover of 618,000 tons in January-July this year, which is an 11.5 percent increase on the first seven months of 2018, followed by Mersrags Port with 280,300 tons (4 percent increase), and Salacgriva Port with 204,800 tons (8.6 percent reduction).

    In total, Latvian small ports transshipped 1.141 million tons of cargo in the first seven months of this year, an increase of 3.8 percent on the same period last year.

    • Published: 13.08.2019 12:31
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