Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) up 17% to 15 mln t in 8M’17
In January-August 2017, the port of Ventspils handled 15 mln t of cargo (+17%, year-on-year). According to the port authority, in August the port handled 152 mln t of cargo (+8%, year-on-year).
The growth was mainly driven by the increase in transshipment of coal and cargoes carried by ferries.
The number of passengers carried by Ventspils- Nynäshamn line grew by 27% to 29,940 passengers. The line also carried 230,000 t of cargo (20%, year-on-year).
Ventspils port is located near Venta river. There are terminals for loading and unloading of crude and oil products, liquid chemicals and fertilizers, metal and coal, timber and fish, containers and Ro-Ro trailers. In 2016, the port handled 18.8 mln t of cargo.