The cargo turnover of the ports of Latvia in January-April 2019 amounted to 22.36 million tons. This exceeds the same period last year by 3.7%.
According to estimates by the Department of Statistics of the country, transshipment of bulk cargo in ports increased by 12.1%, to 13 million tons. Coal handling, including, reached 6.88 million tons, grain – 1.64 million tons, fertilizers – 0.79 million tons.
Bulk cargo handling decreased by 12.4% to 4.84 million tons. Oil products handled 4.53 million tons.
General cargo of the ports of Latvia handled 4.51 million tons, which is 1.9% more than in January-April last year. Cargo handling in containers remained at the level of 1.65 million tons. Container turnover reached 162.2 thousand TEU.
During the reporting period, cargo transshipment in the port of Riga amounted to 11 million tons, Ventspils – 8.1 million tons, Liepaja – 2.54 million tons.