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Volume of cargoes transshipped in small ports in Latvia rises

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian ports transshipped 59.95 million tons of cargoes in the first 11 months of 2016. This is 10.9% less when compared with the same period of 2015, according to information from Transport Ministry.

Latvian ports transshipped 28.683 million tons of bulk cargoes in the 11 months of 2016, which is 5.6% less when compared with the same period of 2015. The volume of coal transshipped by Latvian ports was 14.29 million tons (17.7% less); the volume of chemical products was 2.934 million tons (13.7% more) and the volume of wood chips was 1.145 million tons (21.6% more).

Liquid cargoes were transshipped in the volume of 18.327 million tons, which is 23.1% less when compared with 2015. Liquid cargoes mainly consisted of oil products – 17.623 million tons (23.3% less). Latvian ports also transshipped 48.4 thousand tons of crude oil (45.7%).

In terms of general cargoes, Latvian ports transshipped 9.94 million tons in 11 months of 2016, which is 2.2% less than last year. 3.73 million tons were transshipped in shipping containers (5.2% more). Wood materials were transshipped in the volume of 3.149 million tons (3.1% less). Ports also transshipped 2.582 million tons of roll on/roll off cargoes (4.6% more).

Cargo-wise Riga port was a leader in 11 months of 2016. Riga port transshipped 33.336 million tons, which is 8.6% less when compared with the same period of 2015. Ventspils port is on the second place. The port’s cargo turnover was 17.067 million tons (19% less). Liepaja port remains third with 5,152 million tons (1.2% less).

Skulte port had the largest turnover in 11 months of 2016 – 685.7 thousand tons (26.8% more). Mersrags port follows with 412.1 thousand tons (13.1% more) and Salacrgiva port with 258.5 thousand tons (22.8% less).

In total, small ports transshipped 1.395 million tons of cargoes in 11 months of 2016 (9.9% more).

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