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SOL opens new route between Latvia, Belgium and the UK

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 16:30
Gothenburg, 22th December 2016  – Swedish Orient Line announced today that it will open a new route between Ventpils (Latvia), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK). The new route expands SOL’s activities from its hub in Zeebrugge. Furthermore the service to Ventspils will also be connected via P&O to Teesport and Hull. This way, clients get the possibility to ship their goods from Ventpils to and from Hull and Teesport.

Bucher Municipal opens two new assembly lines in Ventspils

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:15
Two new assembly lines were opened at Ventspils factory of the manufacturer of municipal vehicles Bucher Municipal. From now on new generation two- and four-cylinder street sweeping machines, which previously were manufactured at Butcher Municipal’s factories in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, will be manufactured in Ventspils.  

Russian confectionary POBEDA has started production in Latvia

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 13:08
Russian confectionary “Pobeda” officially announced the factory opening in Latvia, Ventspils. The ceremonial start of production took place on February 17, 2016. Pobeda is the first Russian confectionary starting production abroad. The Latvian branch factory – SIA Pobeda Confectionery – is a precedent for the Russian confectionery market. «Pobeda» - the only company in this segment, which has opened production in the EU.

Most extensive project regarding reconstruction and building of access roads of the Port of Ventspils is finished

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:27
Freeport of Ventspils Authority has finished the six years long project regarding reconstruction and building of access roads of the terminals of the Port of Ventspils and industrial zones. 48 sections of streets and squares of Ventspils at the total length of 28.7 kilometres and at the area of 14.6 hectares respectively have been re-built and restored. Nearly 36 million euro have been invested in the streets and squares of Ventspils within this project financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.

The Freeport of Ventspils Authority is inviting to apply for acceptance of hazardous waste from vessels (scrubbers) at the port of Ventspils

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 00:00
 Types of acceptance of waste: sludge from scrubbers – small volumes by using IBC containers, larger volumes by using tank-trucks; water drained during purification of emissions - by using tank-trucks (similarly as sludge waters); washing acids – waste are to be transferred in IBC containers. Volume of waste per vessel depends on the type and size thereof. Approximate volume at a time:

Access road reconstruction going on in 15 objects this year

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:35
Project Access Roads to Terminals and Industrial Areas at the Freeport of Ventspils , which implementation was started in 2010 and will be completed by the end of this year, allowed not only to improve the infrastructure of port and industrial areas, but also made convenient environment for the inhabitants of the city.

Freeport of Ventspils represented in TRANSRUSSIA 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 15:51
This week the largest and most comprehensive international transport, logistics and Supply Chain Management exhibition „Transrussia 2015” is taking place Moscow. Among more than 35 Latvian companies, Freeport of Ventspils is also be represented. For several years Latvia has been working to create and strengthen the connectivity of the Eurasian transportation network. Popularization of possibilities of Latvian transit corridor is meaningful for all participants in the industry in Latvia.

Cargo turnover of the Freeport of Ventspils in 2014 – 26.2 million tons

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 09:35
The Freeport of Ventspils has closed the year of 2014 with the cargo turnover of 26.2 million tons. The second half of the year was complicated for several terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils, and the forecasts for 2015 are wary.

Cargo turnover in Freeport of Ventspils reached 19 million tonnes

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 20:16
During the first eight months of 2014, the cargo turnover at the Ventspils Freeport has reached 19 million tonnes,- as it was reported by Mr Aivars Lembergs, the Chairman of the Board at the Freeport of Ventspils. “Although a number of Ventspils port terminals are stable and even increasing cargo turnover, unfortunately, sanctions against Russia dropped dramatically affect the coal transit leaky Ventspils port. This means that Freeport loses 500 thousand euros per month of which 10% loses state and 10% loses local government," says A.Lembergs.

The next step in industrial development of Venstpils

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:04
On September 3, 2014, a time capsule with a message for future generations has been walled up in the foundation of the to-be Ventspils Centre for Electronics. The Centre for Electronics is one of the two new industrial buildings being constructed in the Freeport of Ventspils with the financial support of the European Union, so as to provide modern industrial premises to high added value enterprises by 2015.