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.
The remediation project in Ventspils will use the experience of Norway
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.
Freeport of Ventspils to build infrastructure for drinking water exports
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.
Freeport of Ventspils rebuilds the embankment of its avant-port
The reconstruction of the 740-metre long harbour embankment from the North Pier to the Baltic Coal Terminal is in full swing, and the total project costs amount to nearly €2 million.
Bulk cargo transhipment increased in Ventspils Freeport in 2022
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.
OviÅ”i, UÅ¾ava and AkmeÅrags lighthouses open to visitors
Visitors will find jewels of industrial cultural heritage - the Oviši, UÅ¾ava and AkmeÅrags lighthouses managed by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority.
Stena Line's new ferry Stena Baltica on the Ventspils-NynĆ¤shamn Baltic Sea route
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 LiepÄja-Travemünde route.
In 2021, the proportion of local cargo has increased in the Freeport of Ventspils
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
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
Data on the total number of cargo at the Freeport of Ventspils in 2021 clearly show ā 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.