In 2022 the new ferry traffic records are set in the history of the Freeport of Ventspils Authority. Pre-pandemic statistics have not only been reached, but surpassed. During 12 years, the volume of Ro-Ro cargo in the Freeport of Ventspils has increased almost 200 times.
In 2022, the terminals operating in the Freeport of Ventspils handled a total of 14.8 million tonnes, an increase of 33%. Record volumes were achieved in the Ro-Ro cargo group and in the development of new cargo routes, which has enabled the Freeport of Ventspils Authority to continue with ongoing development projects and launch new initiatives.
During the 11 months of year 2022, the terminals operating in the Ventspils Freeport handled a total of 13.3 million tons, which is 32% more than last year.
During the period from 16 to 18 November, the Freeport of Ventspils, as well as other representatives of Latvian transit and logistics participate in an international fair "LogitransTurkey 2022" in Istanbul, Turkey.
In the beginning of November the Freeport of Ventspils Authority together with the entrepreneurs of the port and other representatives from the transport and logistics sectors of Latvia worked at the international exhibit and business forum TransLogistica Uzbekistan 2022.
Ventspils port timber handling terminal Ventplac has significantly improved its technical capabilities, handling capacity and quality of work by adding a Finnish-made Mantsinen 120R crane to its technical equipment.
On 24 August, laureates of the display Best Structure of the Year in Latvia were announced. In the nomination “Engineering Structure”, 1st place was awarded for the renovation of the Ventspils Northern Pier in Ventspils.
Investor and philanthropist David Yakobashvili develops eco-friendly food packaging plant in Ventspils
On Monday, 25 July, David Yakobashvili, the main investor of Forpet Baltic Ltd, developer of various innovation projects and philanthropist, arrived in Ventspils for his first visit to get acquainted with Ventspils, the Freeport of Ventspils and to evaluate the development of Forpet Baltic Ltd, where more than 14 million euros have already been invested.
On June 2022 the joint project team of the Freeport of Ventspils authority and “Ventspils High Technology Park” (VHTP) visited the foundation “International Development Norway AS” to gain knowledge, practice and experience regarding the realization of projects related to environment and climate change.
The Freeport of Ventspils Authority has signed a development right agreement with SIA BLNC, which plans to invest up to 25 million EUR in Ventspils and build a drinking water storage terminal and export infrastructure. The agreement is concluded for a land plot of approximately 7.1 hectares in Ventspils, P.StradiÅa iela 20.