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The ambassador of Norway visits the area which will be remediated from historical oil contamination

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 09:33

On 15th of October 2021 the ambassador at Embassy of Norway in Latvia, Kristian Ødegaard, visited the Freeport of Ventspils authority to meet the project team of one of the largest, ecology-related projects in recent years and to get acquainted with the newest implementation status of the project. The project regarding the remediation from historical oil contamination is being performed by the Freeport of Ventspils authority and the project’s co-financing sources are provided by the Norwegian financial instrument, thus, giving a significant input in the environmental preservation of the Baltic Sea region.

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. 

Stena Line expands in the Baltic Sea

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 09:29

Ferry company Stena Line has today announced an expansion and strengthening of their operations across the Baltic Sea region. Next year the current vessels on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route will be replaced with two modern and lengthened RoPax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey, which will add further 30 per cent freight capacity. The new ferries will also offer an attractive alternative way to travel on the Baltic Sea.

FDI Intelligence includes the Freeport of Ventspils in the top ten most promising free economic zone in the world

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 20:08

FDI Intelligence, part of the Financial Times Group, has published the “Free Economic Zones 2020” study. The Freeport of Ventspils is included in the top ten most promising free economic zone in the world, received the second best rating in the European region, named the best business development place for large tenants in Europe, received recognition for specialization in IT, as well as a special award for smart development strategies.

Freeport of Ventspils authority continues construction works of the industrial territory

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:03

Construction of three new production buildings continues in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils. New factories will be able to start work in them already in autumn of this year. Lease agreements have already been concluded on usage of two of the buildings but it is still possible to apply for lease of the third production unit with the area of 6300 square metres. 

Ventspils Freeport Authority and companies at Ventspils Freeport may continue work unhindered

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 15:00

In the evening of 18 December 2019, US Office of Foreign Asset Control has announced cancellation of sanctions against Ventspils Freeport and Ventspils Freeport Authority.  Thus, currently there are no obstacles for Ventspils Freeport Authority, Ventpils Freeport and companies operating at the port to continue their work unhindered.

Treasury Removes Sanctions on Latviaā€™s Ventspils Freeport Authority

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 21:21

Treasury Removes Sanctions on Latviaā€™s Ventspils Freeport Authority

  Today, the Department of the Treasuryā€™s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed sanctions imposed on the Ventspils Freeport Authority, which was designated on December 9.