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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.
On Monday, May 30, a cruise ship DEUTSCHLAND arrived on his first visit to Ventspils.
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.
Last week, together with other transport and logistics representatives under the brand VIA LATVIA, Freeport of Ventspils Authority was represented at the international exhibition Breakbulk Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, which is a global port contacts forum, bringing together members from 120 countries.
Visitors will find jewels of industrial cultural heritage - the Oviši, Užava and Akmeņrags lighthouses managed by the Freeport of Ventspils Authority.
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 Liepāja-Travemünde route.
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.
The last year at the Freeport of Ventspils was saturated with responsible challenges and ordeals, but also with unforgettably positive moments. The next year – number 759, if we count from the moment, when the Port of Ventspils was first mentioned in scriptures – promises to bring no lower responsibilities. But now, let us look back at the brightest moments of 2021.
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”.
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.