NEWS

Port of Liepaja is getting ready for the new grain season

For several years dry bulk cargos are dominating in the Port of Liepaja, including agricultural cargos. In 2015, grain and grain products made 49% of the total cargo turnover in the port, but in the half year in 2016 – 52%. Grain harvesting has been started and terminals have started receiving grains and storaging them, while in July last preparation works in terminals were done. As traditional, it resulted in smaller cargo turnover per month if compared to other months – 337 937.58 tons. In July, number of served ships – 97, the number of passengers – 4 142.

In the first half year, the Port of Liepaja had stable cargo flow

In the first half year, companies in the Port of Liepaja handled 2.7 mil. tons of different cargoes, which is equivalent to results of the same period in 2015. Dry bulk cargoes made 72% of the total cargo turnover, followed by general cargoes - 20% and liquid cargoes – 8%. In the first six months, the number of vessels served: 671 and the number of passengers: 15 245. From January until June, the number of handled containers: 1 060, the number of Ro-Ro units – 15 251.

Liepaja will welcome a Yacht regatta from Finland

On July 8, Liepaja Yacht Port will welcome a Yacht regatta “Gdanska`2016”, which is organised by Finnish yacht club “Merikarhut”. Regatta will start in Ventspils and finish in Gdansk. It is planned, that ~30 yachts will visit Liepaja Yacht Port. Manager of Liepaja Yacht Port Karlis Kints emphasizes, that this season it will be the biggest number of yachts visiting the yacht port at the same time. Attention is focused to attract new regattas in future.

Contest “The best maintained territory in the Port of Liepaja`2016”

Already for the fifth year, Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority organizes a contest “The best maintained territory in the Port of Liepaja” and invites companies working in the port to pay attention to environment and visual appearance of the territory. Janis Lapins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone, points out, how important is that entrepreneurs can be proud with their development plans and achievements in the business, as well as to put some effort in the territories` maintenance and improvements, showing importance of the companies` visual appearance and environment, where employees work.

In May, cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja was 426 655.49 tons

In May 2016, companies in the Port of Liepaja handled 426 655.49 tons, which is around the same as in May 2015. Dry bulk cargos are still dominating in the port, ensuring 77% of the total cargo turnover, followed by general cargos – 17.5% and liquid cargos – 5.5%. In May, number of vessels served: 113, the number of passengers: 2573.

Already tomorrow in the Liepaja Yacht Port the Blue Flag will be raised

Tomorrow, in Liepaja Special Economic Zone Yacht Port again will be raised the Blue Flag, which acknowledges the good quality of environment and services. Liepaja Yacht Port is one of two yacht port`s in Latvia, which this year can be proud with one of the most popular eco certificates in the world, which allows to position it next to yacht ports in Stockholm, Gdansk and other European and World level ports.

President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia were introduced with manufacturing companies and Liepaja Port

On May 20, President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis and Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis visited Liepaja City. During the visit, guests were introduced with “iCotton” Ltd. – one of the newest manufacturing companies in Liepaja and “UPB” Jsc. – one of the most successful export companies not only in Liepaja, but also in Latvia. During the visit, another important topic was development projects of the Port of Liepaja.

Port of Liepaja looks for new cooperation opportunities

On May 19, “German-Latvian Maritime Forum” in Riga was held, where representatives of Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority and Liepaja Port participated. The aim of the event was to promote cooperation between German and Latvian transport and logistic companies, to discuss in forum main actualities influencing transport sector, as well as to strengthen existing contacts and creating new ones between German and Latvian port companies and transport and logistic companies.

In April, cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja was 447 554.36 tons

In April 2016, cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja was stable and equivalent to previous months, which allowed to ensure slight increase in the cargo turnover. Cargo turnover increased by 3.7% if compared to first four months in 2015. In total, in four months in the Port of Liepaja were handled 1 892.1 thous. tons of cargos. Dry bulk cargos are still dominating in the port, ensuring 71% of the total cargo turnover.

New season in the Liepaja Yacht Port has started

Liepaja Yacht Port has welcomed the first yacht in this season – “Cirrus” from Germany, which confirms that the new yachting season has started. At the same time Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority, Head of Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Department Kaspars Ponemeckis and Manager of Liepaja Yacht Port Karlis Kints recently got back from experience exchange tour, during which several Yacht Ports in Germany were visited. In addition, Blue Flag international jury has decided to grant the Blue Flag for the Liepaja Yacht Port.