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A running with the Ferry happened in Ventspils

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 09:13

Late in the evening of May 31, Friday, celebrating the completion of the access road renovation project of the Freeport of Ventspils, the event RUN WITH THE FERRY! took place for the first time along the remodeled streets, bike paths, and pier of the Freeport of Ventspils. Several men and one woman successfully coped with the challenge and covered the distance faster than the ferry STENA BALTICA.

The excursion boat “Hercogs Jēkabs” will begin the 2024 season

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 14:57

On May 11, along with the opening of the summer tourism and cycling season in Ventspils, the excursion boat “Hercogs Jēkabs”, operated by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority, will also start this year’s season. As usual, this year too, the boat will offer both the locals and the city’s guests the chance to enjoy various views of the port city from the bridge “Apvedtilts” to the sea gateway.

Strengthens cooperation with Swedish entrepreneurs

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 10:12

On April 26, Prime Minister Evika Siliņa visited Gothenburg together with a delegation of Latvian businessmen to discuss cooperation and investment opportunities in Latvia. As part of the visit, a STENA GROUP seminar on investment opportunities in Latvia was also held, which gathered a wide range of interest from Swedish entrepreneurs from various fields.

Witteveen+Bos has identified the port of Ventspils as a suitable location for servicing offshore wind parks already and are modeling a new terminal

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:40

In partnership with one of the leading port design experts – the Dutch company Witteveen+Bos – a study on adjusting the port of Ventspils to serve offshore wind farms has been finalized. The researchers have stated two central conclusions: the port of Ventspils can already offer sufficient services to the developers of offshore wind farms, and to make full use of its potential, it is crucial to construct an effective terminal near the Northern Pier in the port of Ventspils from the point of view of expenditures and usage.

The Freeport of Ventspils Authority joins the Latvian Wind Energy Association

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 15:10

The Freeport of Ventspils Authority has taken a new step in the wind energy sector by joining the Latvian Wind Energy Association. With 15 years of experience in the wind industry, the Latvian Wind Energy Association gathers more and more local and foreign companies and currently has 27 representatives from the relevant enterprises.

The territory of the Freeport of Ventspils has been cleaned of historical oil pollution in the zone of several hectares

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 08:17

The environmental cleanup and further pollution prevention works in the environmental remediation project led by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority, which lasted three years and cost more than five million euros, have been completed. The most extensive environmental cleaning initiative in the region, which was co-funded by a Norwegian financial instrument, has yielded all of the anticipated outcomes.

A Press Briefing will be Held Regarding the Achieved Results of Remediation Project in the Ventspils

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 10:40

The media members are invited to participate in the project’s press briefing devoted to the results of remediation activities of historically polluted area within the scope of one of the biggest environment-related projects in the region. The event will take place on April 11, at 12 PM in the remediation site.

Development opportunities for renewable energy projects in the Freeport of Ventspils are presented at the European wind energy conference

Friday, March 22, 2024 - 14:53

This week, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority is participating in the WindEurope 2024 exhibition and conference in Bilbao, Spain. It is an annual European-wide event, and this year, industry experts from Latvia are also participating for the first time, including three representatives of the Freeport of Ventspils: Igors Udodovs, the Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Ventspils, Kristīne Jansone, the Development Project Manager, and Kaspars Liepiņš, the Developer of the Green Energy Cluster. This year, the Freeport of Ventspils is also a complete member of WindEurope.

The Minister for Transport, Kaspars Briškens, visits the Freeport of Ventspils

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 13:26

On March 14, the Minister for Transport, Kaspars Briškens, visited the Freeport of Ventspils to negotiate both current issues of the industry and the possibilities for future activities in person with the representatives of the port and the municipality.

The three millionth passenger arrives at the port of Ventspils with the ferry STENA BALTICA

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 13:19

On a morning cruise from Sweden, the three millionth passenger since the establishment of regular international passenger traffic arrived at the port of Ventspils. It was Dainis Bužs, the owner of a construction company. He currently lives in Riga but originally comes from Madona.