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Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018

Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018

In 2018, the total volume of cargoes transhipped by the terminals working at the Freeport of Ventspils has exceeded 20 million tons for the second year in a row. Indicators of the aforementioned year represent 1% over the volume of 2017 and 8% over the volume of 2016.

"Ventspils-Andren" ‚Äď 10 years in Ventspils

"Ventspils-Andren" ‚Äď 10 years in Ventspils

In 2009, "Ventspils-Andren", manufacturer of environment-friendly large size fiberglass constructions, commenced operation in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils. Products manufactured by the company find customers not only in Scandinavian and European countries, but also in other countries around the world.

Concluded contract on renovation of Northern Pier

Concluded contract on renovation of Northern Pier

Next year will commence in the Freeport of Ventspils with the all-time most extensive renovation of the port‚Äôs largest hydrostructure ‚Äď Northern Pier, which is planned to last for nearly two years and which will be executed by the JSC (AS) BMGS.

A bridge to the business world for beginners.

A bridge to the business world for beginners.

Ventspils Business Support centre, founded with the financial support of Ventspils municipality and with the help of Ventspils High Technology Park, whose one of the founders is Ventspils Freeport Authority, is running for almost a year. The Business Support Centre has become a singular bridge between different instances facilitating entrepreneurship. A bridge for beginners to the business world. The first birds have left the nest

High technology company ‚ÄúHansaMatrix‚ÄĚ builds up capacity in Ventspils

High technology company ‚ÄúHansaMatrix‚ÄĚ builds up capacity in Ventspils

Last week, the company HansaMatrix signed a loan contract with the European Investment Bank for the granting of funds in the amount of 10 million euro. This is the first loan to a private company in Latvia, granted within the framework of the European Strategic Investment Fund or so called Junker‚Äôs plan. Two thirds of the received loan ‚Äď more than 6 million euro ‚Äď are intended to be used for the building of capacity and introduction of new technologies at two companies in Ventspils ‚Äď HansaMatrix Ventspils and EuroLCDs, which operate in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils.

Ventspils shows the highest industrial output growth nationwide

Ventspils shows the highest industrial output growth nationwide

Industrial companies operating in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils have manufactured products worth nearly 183 million euro in nine months, thus increasing output by 57% comparing with equal period last year.

Entry fee for the vessels is to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019

Entry fee for the vessels is to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019

For the purpose of partial compensation for the costs caused by the inflation, the Board of the Freeport of Ventspils has decided to increase on average by 8% port fees and service fees at the Port of Ventspils. Even after the changes to become effective as of 1 January 2019, fees of the Port of Ventspils will still be the lowest on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, thus providing the most competitive conditions for the private companies for operation at the Port of Ventspils.

Engineer and hydro-technician Boriss Lobkovs is always ready to put his best effort into work

Engineer and hydro-technician Boriss Lobkovs is always ready to put his best effort into work

Hydro-structure engineer Boriss Lobkovs is a legendary man, he has the information about all the hydro-technical objects and facilities built in Ventspils Freeport during the second half of the last century. He also supervised the construction works of buildings that were built later on and did not spare his advice during the recent reconstruction of Sothern Breakwater.

Engineer and hydro-technician Boriss Lobkovs is always ready to put his best effort into work

Engineer and hydro-technician Boriss Lobkovs is always ready to put his best effort into work

Hydro-structure engineer Boriss Lobkovs is a legendary man who has been working in Ventspils port for more than 40 years. He knows nearly everything about every hydro-technical and other structures that have been built in Ventspils Freeport during the last half of a century.

One of TOP 10 Latvian automotive companies has become recognisable in Scandinavia and Europe

One of TOP 10 Latvian automotive companies has become recognisable in Scandinavia and Europe

The company TC Steel operates in the territory of the Freeport of Ventspils and manufactures large size containers of various volume for transportation of solid waste and bulk cargoes, as well as truck platforms for transportation of construction machinery. Products of TC Steel have become widely recognisable in the Scandinavian and European markets. The company is among ten largest automotive companies in Latvia.