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Export of modular houses made in Ventspils increases through the port

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 – 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.

Historical Oil Contamination in Ventspils to Be Eliminated

In July, Ventspils Freeport Authority started implementing one of the largest environment clean-up project in Ventspils. In the next three years, it is planned to clean the territory of the former wastewater treatment plant complex “Ūdeka” and the territory of oil pipeline network from the historical oil product contamination, thereby preventing further spread of contamination.. Total value of the project is more than 5 million euros.

Freeport of Ventspils authority continues construction works of the industrial territory

Freeport of Ventspils authority continues construction works of the industrial territory

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. 

The Freeport of Ventspils Authority has issued an order which sets restrictions and procedures of action at the Port of Ventspils terminals and on-board

Due to the declaration of an emergency in the Republic of Latvia, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority shall hereby impose the following restrictions and procedures of action at the Port of Ventspils terminals and on-board.

Stena Line continues to operate ferry route Nynäshamn-Ventspils

In order to prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Latvian authorities have announced increased border controls and a temporary suspension of international passenger transportation from March 17 to April 14.

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

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

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 Latvia’s Ventspils Freeport Authority

Treasury Removes Sanctions on Latvia’s Ventspils Freeport Authority

Treasury Removes Sanctions on Latvia’s Ventspils Freeport Authority

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

Polycarbonate films to be produced in Ventspils

Polycarbonate films to be produced in Ventspils

On 22 November 2019 in Ventspils at the newest construction site within the industrial area of the airport at Ganību Street 103, a time capsule was walled into the foundation of the future production building during a festive ceremony. A contract has been entered into on the lease of the building with the company Ultraplast EU, which will be able to start work in only one year in Ventspils.

The biggest complex of biodiesel production and tranship in the Baltics – Bio-Venta

The biggest complex of biodiesel production and tranship in the Baltics – Bio-Venta

Bio-Venta - the biggest biodiesel production and tranship company in the Baltics and the only company of such type in Latvia, has been operating in the Freeport of Ventspils for already 15 years and for 10 years since the initiation of biodiesel production.