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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.

New Museum of Interior with help of “DG Termināls” LSEZ Ltd. will receive its first exhibits

Museum of Liepaja has received a donation – 8500.00 EUR – from the owner and director of “DG Termināls” LSEZ Ltd. Aivars Millers. Museum will use this donation to buy several important and valuable exhibits for the new Museum of Interior. Liepaja City Council currently is implementing the project to preserve cultural and historical place – building in 24, Kungu Street, Liepaja, which is also known by name of House of Peter I. Legends say that, when Tsar of Russian Empire – Peter I – arrived in Liepaja in 1697, during the visit he stayed in Madame Hoyer hotel.

Cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja in the first quarter was 1 444 552.75 tons

In the first quarter of 2016, cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja was 1 444 552.75 tons, increasing its turnover by 5.8% if compared to the first quarter in 2015. 70% of the total cargo turnover was dry bulk cargos, 23% was general cargos and 7% was liquid cargos. In the first quarter, the number of vessels served - 344 and the number of passengers – 7 609. Guntars Krievins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone points out that, although cargo flow has a stable growth tendency, port companies need to think how to attract new cargos.

Drift short movie was filmed in the Port of Liepaja

Audience was introduced with the short movie “Badass Latvian”, directed by Roberts Vitols. Main role in the movie had Kristaps Bluss – talented Latvian drift racer, who is currently preparing for the new season in “Formula Drift” (USA). Drift elements were used to show a special story in the territory of the Port of Liepaja.

“Baltic Biofuel Company” LSEZ Ltd. expands its warehouses

Liepaja Special Economic Zone commercial company “Baltic Biofuel Company” has started construction of a new warehouse and railway track. It is planned to invest in construction ~1 million euro, with aim to increase transit cargo flow. Warehouse will be put into action on August 1, but construction of the new railway track is planned after some changes in the detailed plan.