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Bulk cargo transhipment increased in Ventspils Freeport in 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 17:24

While continuing the tradition of particularly thanking those terminals that have shown the best rates of cargo growth, CEO of the Freeport of Ventspils Authority Andris Purmalis congratulated Valery Pashuta, chairman of the board of JSC “Ventspils Commercial Port”, with excellent results in cargo handling in 2022.

Oviši, Užava and Akmeņrags lighthouses open to visitors

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 10:01

Visitors will find jewels of industrial cultural heritage - the Oviši, Užava and Akmeņrags lighthouses managed by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority.

Stena Line's new ferry Stena Baltica on the Ventspils-Nynäshamn Baltic Sea route

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 17:53

In continuation of Swedish ferry company Stena Line expansion in the Baltic Sea region, on 19 January the new ferry Stena Baltica made its maiden voyage on the route Ventspils-Nynäshamn. It will operate on this route together with Stena Scandica, replacing Stena Flavia, which in turn will operate together with Stena Livia on the Liepāja-Travemünde route.

In 2021, the proportion of local cargo has increased in the Freeport of Ventspils

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 16:38

In 2021, the terminals operating in the Freeport of Ventspils handled a total of more than 11.1 million tons of cargo. By flexible adaptation to the market conditions, the terminals have managed to increase the proportion of the local cargo in the total cargo volume of the port. A new record has been achieved in the group of goods transported by ferries. 

Export of modular houses made in Ventspils increases through the port

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:54

This week the loading of another export batch of modular houses was completed in the port of Ventspils, and on Monday the cargo was sent to the customer by the vessel “Baltic Madonna”.

Importance of Local Cargo Increases

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 09:52

Data on the total number of cargo at the Freeport of Ventspils in 2021 clearly show – the port is changing and the most importantly is to create a local cargo base. In the first 10 months of 2021, the terminals operating in the Freeport of Ventspils handled more than 9 million tons of cargo. The decline in demand for transit of the energy resources had an effect on the total cargo volume. At the same time in those cargo groups that are not directly dependent on the geopolitical conditions indicate a continued steady growth.

Stena Line signs long-term contract in Ventspils

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 15:05

Stena Line and Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals (NNVT) have signed a 20 year contract securing the continuous ferry operation from the Freeport of Ventspils in Latvia. This long-term agreement is an important part of Stena Lines expansion in the Baltic Sea and the route between Ventspils and Nynäshamn in Sweden. During 2021 two large modern RoPax vessels will start operating on the route increasing the freight capacity with 30 %.

The volume of cargoes of wood products in the port of Ventspils is increasing.

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 15:52

In 2020, the amount of transhipped various wood products in the terminals of the port of Ventspils has increased by 7%, reaching the best score of the past 10 years. The main handler of this group of cargoes in the port of Ventspils is "Ventplac" Ltd., a company which managed to maintain stable turnover of cargo comparing to year 2019.  

Ventspils Universal Cargo Terminal maintains a stable cargo turnover

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 23:24

Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals, which operates at the Freeport of Ventspils, is one of the port terminals that succeeded in maintaining a stable cargo turnover in 2020 compared to previous years. Andris Purmalis, Manager of the Freeport of Ventspils, expressed his gratitude to the Executive Director of Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals, Jānis Pauls, for his successful work and for the outstanding cooperation between the Freeport Authority and the Terminals during 2020.

A new factory will commence work in the industrial zone of the Port of Ventspils

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:24

The newest factory building, constructed by the order of the administration of the Port of Ventspils, has been delivered for operations and rental agreement for its usage has also been signed with one of the leading high technology companies in Baltics - "HansaMatrix", which has chosen the Port of Ventspils as one of the main locations for the development since 2007.