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  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport of Riga Authority has become a member of CLIA, the world’s largest cruise industry association.

  • 15 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport of Riga said in its latest announcement that cruise travel is currently one of the most rapidly growing tourism segments in the world, chosen for recreation by approximately 23 million passengers every year. Market trends suggest that the number of cruise passengers may increase by another third by 2030, revealing more and more new tourist […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority said in its latest announcement that they have started work on creation of the ‘Port Development Plan’ for the next decade. According to the Freeport of Riga CEO, Ansis Zeltins, this will be a comprehensive plan highlighting planned development trends for the Port of Riga over the next ten years, […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority budget for 2015 was unanimously adopted at the Board’s meeting on December 18, 2014. In the framework of the budget, the Freeport is planning to invest 69.6 million Euros into the Investment Program implementation, which will foster the competitiveness of the Freeport of Riga on the international maritime transport market. […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Latvian tugboat company JSC PKL Flote failed to prove its claim before the European Commission in the infringement procedure against Latvia on the violation of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regard to providing tugboat services at the Freeport of Riga. “Thus, the JSC “PKL Flote” failed to obtain the dominant position […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Danish-flagged tanker Maersk Etienne and Panama-registered dry bulk carrier Coral Opal collided in Irbe Strait off Latvia, January 18, while performing what the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Riga (MRCC Riga) described as ”a dangerous maneuver.” MRCC Riga immediately dispatched a helicopter to carry out a visual inspection for oil leaks, which revealed no pollution to […]

  • 17 May 2011

    On May 11, with the interest in possible cooperation, Takashi Osanai, Ambassador of Japan in Latvia, and Kanji Goto, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Latvia, visited the Freeport of Riga Authority. The main matter in discussions, joined by Leonīds Loginovs, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, and Edgars Sūna, Director of Department […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Assessing the last year’s results, it can be concluded that the transshipped cargo indicators at the Freeport of Riga are positive, and the implemented as well as ongoing port infrastructure development projects provide optimistic outlook in regards of 2014. In 2013, about 35.5 million tons of various goods were transshipped at the Port of Riga, […]

  • 26 May 2010

    On May 18-21, 2010 Mr Yevgeny Primakov, the president of the Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, visited Latvia. On May 19 he visited the Port of Riga and held a meeting with the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr. Leonids Loginovs and other representatives of the Freeport of Riga Authority. During the port […]

  • 22 January 2018

    Freeport of Riga is to focus on India and Iran as part of its geopolitical developments aimed at increasing cargo levels.

  • 19 July 2019
    Vessels

    The Port of Riga has started regular port services to LNG-powered container vessels following the arrival of the new Containerships Polar.

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority has invited bidders to submit their offers for carrying out dredging works in the Riga Port water area for the years 2017-2019.  These works are to be carried out by using a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the official announcement said. Latvian Port of Riga is located on both banks […]

  • 19 July 2019

    Latvian Port of Riga has begun servicing LNG-powered container vessels.

  • 29 June 2010

    Riga City Council announced a tender for contract for the transfer of the port of Riga from downtown to the Russian island (Krievu sala). Total project cost is estimated at 130 million lats (about EUR183.5 million), including 75 million lats of Port Riga’s fund, the rest – of the EU’s fund. Only several firms were […]

  • 30 December 2019
    Authorities & Government

    The Estonian government has initiated a construction permit procedure for Eesti Energia’s 1GW offshore wind project in the Gulf of Riga. The move allows the developer to continue its research and search for partners for the construction of the offshore wind farm, Enefit Green, a member of Eesti Energia group said. According to Aavo Kärmas, […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In March 2014 the enterprises of the Freeport of Riga handled by 26,7% more various cargo than in March 2013, and evaluating the first quarter of this year it is evident that the total cargo turnover has increased by 21.7%. Overall, 9.92 million tons were handled within three months, and it is the most successful […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga’s two piers ZO-1 and ZO-2 were commissioned at the beginning of this year, after almost two years of redevelopment works. “The redevelopment project, completed by SIA Rīgas Universālais Termināls (RUT), will allow maintaining long-term competitiveness and satisfying growing requirements of our customers by serving even larger ships at our well-suited piers,” said […]

  • 30 December 2019
    Authorities & Government

    The Estonian government has initiated a construction permit procedure for Eesti Energia’s 1GW offshore wind project in the Gulf of Riga. The move allows the developer to continue its research and search for partners for the construction of the offshore wind farm, Enefit Green, a member of Eesti Energia group said. According to Aavo Kärmas, […]

  • 29 May 2018

    The Port of Riga has invested millions of euros in its infrastructure to be able to accommodate large ships.

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    During the past year the Freeport of Riga has reached the unprecedented volume of cargo handling – a threshold of 41 million tons (+ 15.8%) was exceeded, which is the largest amount ever handled during the year by one of the Latvian ports. This year’s first month results show that the growth trend continues – […]

  • 29 June 2010

    Riga City Council announced a tender for contract for the transfer of the port of Riga from downtown to the Russian island (Krievu sala).     [mappress] Source: rzd, June 29, 2010;

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Finnish short-sea operator Containerships is introducing three new direct services as of April 2015, as well as cancelling calls at the Finnish Port of Pori and England’s Port of Sheerness. The last call at Pori was on March 13, and cargo previously moved via Port of Pori will be re-routed via Helsinki. The last call in Sheerness will be […]