WELCOME TO THE PORT OF VENTSPILS!
The Freeport of Ventspils is transport, transit and industrial center of international significance in Latvia and the Baltic Sea region. Advantages of ice-free deep-water port, diverse range of transport connections and logistics opportunities make us easily accessible in the EU, the CIS and towards the direction of Central Asia.
Ventspils offers beneficial terms of cooperation, customized manufacturing infrastructure and provision of strategic resources, rich intellectual capital, scientific and educational potential, as well as an attractive city environment on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
Being the deepest port on the Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, we are able to serve the largest ships, which enter the Baltic Sea. All you need for business is available 24/7 at the Freeport of Ventspils: 12 cargo terminals of all types, 21 shipping agencies, regular ferry connections to Sweden, tug, bunkering and other services.
The status of Special Economic Zone, tax incentives, more than 700 hectares of free land available for industrial project development, integration into the TEN-T transport network, availability of skilled labor, the Freeport and the City Administration support are the basis for the establishment of new production facilities for the long-term growth in Ventspils.
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Member of the Board of Ventspils Welding Plant Jevgńďnijs Lapkovskis:
‚Äď It is much easier to work in Ventspils than in Riga ‚Äď less red tape and cooperation with the municipality make Ventspils attractive for us. One of the factors making the city unique is the ability to combine tourism and industry. The North Kurzeme Vocational Education Competence Centre offers training programs that are directly related to the company‚Äôs field of activity, e.g. Metalworking, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology and others.
Chairman of the Board of HansaMatrix Ventspils IlmńĀrs Osmanis:
‚Äď We started to build the Ventspils Electronics Factory in 2005, and I wondered: ‚ÄúWho would work in the factory?‚ÄĚ In response to this question the city even created a new engineering department in the Ventspils University College, Faculty of Information Technology, and later also the Electronic technician program in the North Kurzeme Vocational Education Competence Center. Due to their skills and proximity, the graduates of these programs are still in high demand.