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As Kyrgyzstan is landlocked, there are no seaports. There are also no inland waterways with transport capacity in Kyrgyzstan. Possible seaports for importing goods are:

1) Riga, Latvia on the Baltic Sea, which is 4,744 km by train from Bishkek.
For further information, see the Freeport of Riga website

2) Poti, Georgia on the Black Sea, which is 2,977 km by train from Osh.
For further information, see the Port of Poti website

For information on the distance to port, please see 2.4 Kyrgyzstan Railway Assessment. Recently only Riga has been used and mainly to import vegetable oil, as other goods have been sourced in Russia or locally.  The Freeport of Riga is a significant part of global and regional cargo supply chains as well as the passenger traffic network in the Baltic Sea region, providing safe and reliable services to bring all international shipments from South American and European countries to different destinations in Kyrgyzstan by rail. 

Port of Riga

Port website: www.freeportofriga.lv

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Latvia 

Province or District

Riga

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name: Riga

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Port of Riga

Latitude

57° 0' 28" N

Longitude

24° 5' 27" E

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Riga Freeport Authority

Management Contact Person

Secretariat
+371 67030800  

info@freeportofriga.lv

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a


Port Picture

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For more information, please see the following link: 4.4 Kyrgyzstan Port and Waterways Company Contact List


Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2010 / 2013

Vessel Calls

Number of vessels served in 2010 amounted to 4,040.

Container Traffic (TEUs)

2013 I-IX – 304,577 TEU

Total Cargo Handling (mt)

2013 I-IX  - 35.5 million tons

Total Annual Capacity of the Port

Loading capacity (assessed) at the terminals of the Freeport of Riga accounts for 47 million tons per year.


Capacity: 2013

Bulk

Container

Conventional

mt / Year

TEU’s / Year

mt / Year

Export activity of the Port

30 m

150,000

5 m

Import activity of the port

5 m

150,000

5 m

Humanitarian Organisations  

Current yearly import by Humanitarian Organisations through port

n/a

150

n/a

Top Organisation

n/a

WFP

n/a

 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Description

Rate

Discharge Rates 

5,000 mt/day – bulk; 1,500 mt/day - general

Pilotage Fees

0.10 EUR/Ships GT

Tug Services

The maximum levels of charges for the use of tugs in mooring and unmooring operations shall be determined at the following rates,
irrespective of the number of tugs engaged, and shall be calculated in accordance with the following rates:

  • Mooring and unmooring - EUR 0.17 for each GT;
  • Shifting from one berth to another - EUR 0.22 for each GT;
  • Shifting within limits of one berth - EUR 0.17 for each GT.

Mooring Service (Rate per operation)

Charge

Mooring, un-mooring or other similar service

In case if the ship is arriving at the Port or departing from the Port, the canal due is calculated according to the following rates:

  • For a container ship 0.38 EUR/ GT;
  • For a passenger ship 0.12 EUR/GT;
  • For a cruise ship 0.10 EUR/GT;
  • For a Ro-Ro ship 0.19 EUR/ GT;
  • For a reefer 0.19 EUR/GT.
  • For the ships shifting from one berth to another berth or from one mooring place to another mooring place,
    the canal due shall be calculated according to the rate of 0.1 EUR/GT.


Port and Harbor Dues 

Vessel Description (rate = 100 GRT or part thereof)

Charge (indicate currency)

All vessels other than those exempted

The Cargo due shall be calculated according to the following rates:

  • For a tanker 0.9 EUR/GT;
  • For linked ships 0.4 EUR/GT;
  • For other ships 0.8 EUR/GT.

Cargo dues are not collected from:

  • Container ships
  • Passenger ships
  • Cruise ships
  • Ro-Ro ships; 
  • Reefers;
  • A ship that enters the port and /or leaves the port provided no cargo-related operations
    have been carried out during the relevant call.


Dockage, Buoyage & Anchorage 

Vessel Description
(Rates = per metre/per hour)

Charge

Vessels at quays, wharves or jetties

Berthing due is calculated according to the rate of 0.085 EUR/GT. Berthing due at the berths JPS-1, JPS-2, MK-3 and MK-4 shall be calculated at the rate of 0.26 EUR/GT.

For usage of a berth without performing cargo handling and/or passenger operations, the berthing dues for a ship are calculated on the basis of the hourly rate for the berth use:

  • For a Ro-Ro ship 0.007 EUR/GT; 
  • For a passenger ship 0.007 EUR/GT; 
  • For a cruise ship 0.007 EUR/GT; 
  • For a fishing vessel and craft in fishery trade 0.005 EUR/GT;
  • For other ships 0.011 EUR/GT.


Supply of Fresh Water 

Vessel Description
(Rates = per tonne)

Charge

Via shore hydrants

If water is supplied from berth - 2 EUR/ t

In stream (including towage of Barge)

If water is supplied by floating crafts - 4.50 EUR/ t


Hire of Labor and Equipment

The maximum levels of charges for the use of a floating crane (incl. of minimum crew and exclusive of towage) shall be calculated on the basis of dumb craft hoisting capacity per the following hourly rates. The maximum levels of charges for the work of a floating crane as well as its passage or tow to the working place and back shall be charged on the basis of the floating crane's hoisting capacity.

Dumb craft hoisting capacity (t) EUR / t / h
Under 50  7
From 51-100  11
From 101 – 250 16
From 251 – 500 25
From 501 – 1000 34
Over 1000 38

Service
(Per hour of part thereof)

Charge

Mobile Crane more than 5 mt inclusive of driver

200 EUR / hr

Mobile Crane less than 5 mt or equal inclusive of driver 150 EUR / hr

VIP launch inclusive of crew

N/A

Pilot boat inclusive of crew

N/A

Fire appliance inclusive of minimum crew

The maximum levels of charges:

  • For the services of fire-watchers on board or alongside a ship - 9 EUR / hr;
  • For the fire-fighting unit’s attendance by the ship:
    • Fire boat’s attendance alongside a ship - 324 EUR / hr;
    • Fire engine’s attendance on the berth - 30 EUR / hr.

Tipper truck or flatbed lorry inclusive of driver

50 EUR / hr

Forklift or Tractor more than 5 mt inclusive of driver

75 EUR / hr

Forklift or Tractor less than 5 mt or equal of inclusive of driver

50 EUR / hr

Van, Pick-up or Saloon Car inclusive of driver

40 EUR / hr

Management or supervisory staff

60 EUR / hr

Skilled staff: e.g. Crane or Forklift Driver, Artisan, Firemen or Clerk

30 EUR / hr

Semi-skilled staff: e.g. Labourers, Watchman

N/A


General Services 

Service (Per day of part thereof)

Charge

Bagging plant operators, per unit of plant

N/A

Vacuvators, per unit of plant

N/A

Bunker Supplier

600 USD

Bunkering Agent

100 USD

Barge operator, per barge

400 USD

Fresh Water suppliers (road tankers)

250 USD

Ship Contractors

150 USD

Ship Chandlers

Per order

Safety equipment supplier & service

Per order

Marine Contractors

Per order

Scrap Metal Dealers

Per order

Ship Watchmen Supplier

200 USD

Marine Engineer

200 USD

Marine Surveyor

200 USD

Ship Surveyor

200 USD

Cargo Surveyor

300 USD

Sludge Collector

250 USD

Small Boat Operator

120 USD

 

Berthing Specifications 

Total Berths

Quantity

Length (m)

Draft (m)

Total Berths 106 13,838 14.7

Conventional Berths

51

-

-

Container Berths

7

-

-

Bulk Oil Jetties

9

-

-

Cased Oil Jetties

N/A

-

-

Bulk Cement Berths

N/A

-

-

Lighterage & Dhow (other) Wharves

N/A

-

-

Explosives Jetty

N/A

-

-

Berthing Tugs & Mooring Boats

5

 

Pilot Boats

3

Water Barges

1

Police Boats

1

Anti-pollution Boats

2

Speed Boats

3


General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

10

Exports - Bagged Cargo

10

Imports and Exports - RoRo

5

Other Imports

  • Steel Goods: 10
  • Other Imports: 20

 


Port Handling Equipment  

Equipment

Total Quantity

Capacity

Comments on Current Condition
and Actual Usage

Cranes – Travelling

3

Up to 105 t

Operational

Cranes – Portal Electric

50

Up to 45 t

Operational

Cranes – Portal Electric

2

Up to 100 t

Operational

Cranes – Electric

5

Up to 35 t

Operational

Cranes – Gantry Container

7

Up to 35 t

Operational

Cranes – Mobile (Diezel electric)

70

Up to 5 tn

Operational

Forklift Trucks

300

Up to 45 t

Operational

Tractors

40

n/a

Operational

Fire Engines

10 n/a  Operational

 

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes - 6

Yes - 6

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

3,000

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

1,000

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

1,000

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/a

n/a


Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

Main Silo Terminal - 50.000 mt Capacity, 2 berths 8m FW draft 

Stevedoring - All Terminals

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

n/a

n/a

Refrigerated Cargo

n/a

n/a

General Cargo

Main Quay Transit Sheds - 20

Back of Port Transit Sheds - 40

30,000

100,000

Port Storage

Total floor space

Quantity

 Floor area (m²)

Main Quay Transit Sheds

40

180,000

Back of Port Transit Sheds

80

200,000

Lighterage Area Transit Sheds

n/a

n/a


Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

Yes

Current ISPS Level

Normal (1)

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats

1

Fire Engines

n/a

 

Customs Information

For more information, please see the following link: 1.3 Kyrgyzstan Customs Information