A division of Financial Times FDI Intelligence has come out with second global ranking of free economic zones 2012./2013. Freeport of Ventspils has got the 7th place in the top of global free zones of the future and ranked as 2nd best port zone.
At the end of the year, the project „Development of Transport and Port Communication Systems” (Trans-Port), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is winding up. Within the framework of the project, a number of activities aimed at the improvement of the Port of Ventspils communication systems were carried out, and as a result, a part of navigation buoys in the Port of Ventspils and adjacent waters are being equipped with an automatic identification system (AIS).
In November 2011 cargo turnover in Freeport of Ventspils was 23% more than during November last year. After 11 months of 2011 Freeport of Ventspils handled 26 million tons of cargo, which is 14% more than over the same period last year.