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Last week, the company HansaMatrix signed a loan contract with the European Investment Bank for the granting of funds in the amount of 10 million euro. This is the first loan to a private company in Latvia, granted within the framework of the European Strategic Investment Fund or so called Junkerās plan. Two thirds of the received loan ā more than 6 million euro ā are intended to be used for the building of capacity and introduction of new technologies at two companies in Ventspils ā HansaMatrix Ventspils and EuroLCDs, which operate in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils.
Industrial companies operating in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils have manufactured products worth nearly 183 million euro in nine months, thus increasing output by 57% comparing with equal period last year.
For the purpose of partial compensation for the costs caused by the inflation, the Board of the Freeport of Ventspils has decided to increase on average by 8% port fees and service fees at the Port of Ventspils. Even after the changes to become effective as of 1 January 2019, fees of the Port of Ventspils will still be the lowest on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, thus providing the most competitive conditions for the private companies for operation at the Port of Ventspils.
Hydro-structure engineer Boriss Lobkovs is a legendary man, he has the information about all the hydro-technical objects and facilities built in Ventspils Freeport during the second half of the last century. He also supervised the construction works of buildings that were built later on and did not spare his advice during the recent reconstruction of Sothern Breakwater.
Hydro-structure engineer Boriss Lobkovs is a legendary man who has been working in Ventspils port for more than 40 years. He knows nearly everything about every hydro-technical and other structures that have been built in Ventspils Freeport during the last half of a century.
The company TC Steel operates in the territory of the Freeport of Ventspils and manufactures large size containers of various volume for transportation of solid waste and bulk cargoes, as well as truck platforms for transportation of construction machinery. Products of TC Steel have become widely recognisable in the Scandinavian and European markets. The company is among ten largest automotive companies in Latvia.
During the last three years, Latvia shows rapid heap in car manufacturing. Ventspils is becoming the leader of Latvian automotive industry. According to the rating compiled by the Bank of Latvia, the list of ten largest companies of this industry includes three companies operating in the territory of the Freeport of Ventspils ā Bucher Municipal, Malmar Sheet Metal and TC Steel.
The new Russian entrepreneur Emil Khamitov chose Ventspils for his business development because of the advantages and opportunities provided by Ventspils Freeport Authority and Ventspils Municipality. Within only a few months the production of this new company in Ventspils Emil Company Europe is already recognized in Latvia and our city.
Since the beginning of this year, in the industrial zone of Ventspils Freeport, established in the territory of the former fur-farm in Talsu iela 200, are now operating a cold store which is an indispensable help for the local fisheries.
The branch office of Hansa-Flex Hidraulika has been operating in Ventspils for 17 years, expanding its assortment and premises in Fabrikas iela 5 and creating many new workplaces for the inhabitants of Ventspils.