About the Port
The ice-free port of Ventspils is one of the leading deep-water ports of the EU on the East coast of the Baltic Sea. According to the destinations of customer’s import and export – mainly the EU, CIS and Asian regions – we are creating a multi-modal transport solution infrastructure for fast and high-quality service.
Port of Ventspils – a Convenient Traffic Connection Between the EU and CIS Countries
Ventspils is a part of the European TEN-T transport core network. Since ancient times we have been a strategic transit connection of export goods for Russia and the CIS countries in freight of chemicals, potassium salt, coal, grain, general cargo, ro-ro and others. Today our port is multi-modal for any freight. The annual turnover of the port is around 30 million tons and the port charges are one of the most attractive in the Baltic States. The technical indicators of the ice-free port allow us to serve the largest vessels entering the Baltic Sea throughout the whole year.
Technical Indicators of the Port
|Coordinates of the port water area outer roads||
57° 20,9' N, 021° 29,3' E
57° 25,4' N, 021° 22,6' E
57° 32,3' N, 021° 30,3' E
57° 26,3' N, 021° 36,0' E
|Total area of the port (ha)||2 451,39|
|Port water area (ha)||242,60|
|Free industrial territories (ha)||700|
|Maximum depth (m)||17,5|
|Maximum capacity — DWT||150 000|
|Maximum draft — liquid cargo, bulk cargo (m)||15|
|Maximum draft — general cargo, ro-ro, containers (m)||14,1|
|Number of piers||57|
|Total length of piers (m)||10 910|
|Maximum ship length — liquid cargo, bulk cargo (m)||275|
|Maximum ship length — general cargo, ro-ro, containers (m)||240|
|Total value of liquid cargo storage tanks (m³)||1 500 000|
We Have Been Appreciated
In the Financial Times fDi Intelligence research Global Free Zones of the Year 2015 the Freeport of Ventspils has won three bespoke awards – for its global outreach, facilities upgrades, and infrastructure developments.
The FDI Intelligence awards are a considerable evaluation of industrialization process in Ventspils, which started back in 2002. Activities implemented by the local government and Freeport of Ventspils have yielded excellent results – over 12 years, industrial output indicators in Ventspils have increased 21 times, while export volumes have risen 40 times.