In 2016, the Port of Liepaja worked with increase in cargo turnover
In 2016, stevedores in the Port of Liepaja handled 5.7 mil. tons, increasing turnover by 1.2%, if compared to a previous year. It is the second highest cargo turnover per year since 1991, when commercial activities in the Port of Liepaja were renewed.
Port of Liepaja works stable with increase in the cargo turnover
In November (2016) cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja was 600 771.47 tons, increasing its turnover by 28.4% if compared to November 2015. Dry bulk cargoes, including grain and agricultural products, were dominating in the Port of Liepaja, which was mainly ensured by “Liepaja Bulk Terminal” LSEZ Ltd. business activities. Already second month in a row "Liepaja Bulk Terminal" cargo turnover exceeded 300 thous. tons per month. In November, the number of vessels serviced in the port was 135 and the number of passengers was 2 270.
Wind of changes in ferry line traffic from the Port of Liepaja
“Liepaja is city of winds and today wind of changes is blowing, which will bring significant changes in Stena Line ferry traffic from the Port of Liepaja to Central Europe. From now on, in the route Liepaja – Travemunde there will be two ferry boats and the number of voyages will double,” today, December 5, was pointed out by Stena Line representative Oskars Osis, who introduced clients and partners with changes in ferry line traffic.
“Jensen Metal” LSEZ Ltd., together with the Liepaja State Technical College are implementing new employee training program
Company “Jensen Metal” together with the Liepaja State Technical College (Liepājas Valsts tehnikums) are implementing the program and training new tungsten inert gas welders (TIG) Up until now, 11 new specialists have acquired theoretical knowledge and are currently aquiring practical skills in the “Jensen Metal” company. It is anticipated, that after a successful qualification exam in February 2017, the company will get new, qualified employees.
Cooperation agreement with the Port of Lubeck
During a business visit in Germany, Liepaja Special Economic Zone General Manager Janis Lapins and Deputy Manager Uldis Hmielevskis signed agreement of cooperation with the Port of Lubeck (Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG)) and had a meeting with representatives of the Port of Duisburg to talk about possible ways of cooperation.
In August, stable cargo turnover in the Port of Liepaja
In August (2016), companies in the Port of Liepaja handled 329 115.53 tons, increasing their turnover by 11.6% if compared to the same period a year before. The biggest cargo turnover was in the dry bulk cargo segment – 71.3%, followed by general cargoes – 23.6% and liquid cargoes – 5.1%. In August, the number of vessels served: 95, the number of passengers: 4 035.
“GI Termināls” LSEZ Ltd. – the best maintained territory in the Port of Liepaja
In the contest “Best maintained territory in the Port of Liepaja` 2016”, which was organised by Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority, as this year`s winner was announced “GI Termināls” LSEZ Ltd. Company received the main prize and commemorative sign with inscription “Best maintained territory in the Port of Liepaja` 2016”. Second place in the contest received “Laskana” LSEZ Ltd, followed by “Terrabalt” LSEZ Ltd in the third place. This year the contest was organized for the fifth time. During the contest, jury paid special attention to waste facilities/ waste recycling facilities, territories` evacuation plans, visual appearance of buildings and overall appearance of the territory.
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.