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Riga Port’s traffic volume grows 25.8 percent to 3.39 million tons

Friday, 10 February 2012 | 00:00
Cargo throughput at Free Port of Riga in January 2012 rose 25.8% from a year ago, to 3.39 million tons, the Port Authority said.
In the reporting period, shipments of coal increased by 39.6% to 1.31 million tons, the volume of oil products grew by 17.9% to 899,900 tons, of ore - by 27.6% to 93,900 tons, transshipment of scrap metal was up 2.8% to 55,000 tons.
In January, shipments of wood pellets soared by 51% to 118,800 tons, handling of timber cargo fell 4% to 208,100 tons, of chemicals - by 22.1% to 107,100 tons. of building materials dropped by 60% to 1,800 tons.
Container throughput increased by 34.7% to 27,683 TEUs. Passenger traffic increased by 14.8% to 64,533 people. Cruise vessels carried 3,342 passengers, down 20.7% from a year earlier.
Latvia-based Free Port of Riga lies on both banks of the River Daugava (Western Dvina), The port encompasses 6.348 hectares, including 13,818-meter waterfront with berths max depths of 16 meters (ship draft - 12.2 m). Transit cargoes account for 80 percent of overall freight traffic moved to / from the CIS countries. In 2011, the Port of Riga traffic volume totaled 34.07 million tons.
Source: Port News
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