Access Roads to Terminals and Industrial Zones Located at the Freeport of Ventspils Territory

Access Roads to Terminals and Industrial Areas at the Freeport of Ventspils, building and reconstruction of access roads, development

Within project Access Roads to Terminals and Industrial Areas at the Freeport of Ventspils ambitious building and reconstruction of access roads to the port and industrial sites has been carried out, as well as the development and adjustment of some previously unused port territories (total of 27 projects). 

Economic benefits from this EU co-financed project can be measured not only in Ventspils, but also in the context of the development of the whole region:

  • the project contributes to the efficiency of freight effectiveness, port capacity and competitiveness of Ventspils Port, stabilizing the positions of Ventspils Port as liquid cargo transshipment site and creating additional potential to increase cargo turnover of Ventspils;
  • diversion of freight movements from motor roads towards the sea, improving bearing capacity and road technical parameters in accordance to the European standards contributes to the decline of congestion, noise, pollution and traffic accidents;
  • construction of new roads for freight delivery and pickup to and from the Freeport territory has increased the handling volume of Ventspils Port and created effective berth and cargo space utilization throughout the port;
  • improved emergency access to port terminals and industrial zones has significantly improved traffic routes and reduced accident risk level associated with the transport of dangerous goods and the movement of goods;
  • investment in public infrastructure has contributed to the development of attractive urban environment and new job opportunities, thus confirming social responsibility of Ventspils Freeport about the people, who have chosen to live in the vicinity of Ventspils Port.    

The project from 2010 until 2014 has been implemented with the co-financing from EU Cohesion Fund.  The project budget – 28.3 million EUR, from which 24 million EUR is the attracted EU co-financing.