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


fDi Intelligence, a regular publication by the British newspaper Financial Times, has published a study “Global Free Zones of 2017”. The study has highly appreciated Ventspils Freeport that has been presented three special awards – for logistics, development of infrastructure and work contributed in promotion of cross-border cooperation.

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.

Cargo Turnover at the Freeport of Ventspils