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 Latvia Ports

Port Overview 

The Freeport of Riga lies on both banks of the River Daugava covering 15 kilometres in length. Cargo transhipment capacity at the terminals of the Freeport of Riga accounts for 58,2 million tons per annum. In 2014 the FPR was the biggest port of the Baltic States by cargo turnover that reached 41,1 million tons. Number of vessels accommodated in 2014 amounted to 3797. Up to 80% of the Freeport of Riga cargo turnover is made up of transit cargo forwarded to or received from the CIS. 35 stevedore companies and 28 shipping agents successfully operate at the Freeport of Riga. Main types of cargo handled at the Freeport of Riga are containers, various metals, timber, coal, mineral fertilizers, and chemical cargo and oil products.  On July 3, 2003 the Freeport of Riga Authority received a Quality Certificate compliant with the ISO 9001:2000 standard requirements issued by the Bureau Veritas Quality International.  

On June 10, 2005 the Freeport of Riga Authority received a Quality Certificate compliant with the ISO 14001:2004 standard requirements issued by the Bureau Veritas Quality International.

The port is open for navigation all year round.

Port website: http://www.rop.lv/en 

Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=1539 

  

Port Location and Contact

Country

Latvia

Province or District

Riga

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Riga

Port's Complete Name

Freeport of Riga

Latitude

57.00777778

Longitude

24.09083333

Managing Company or Port Authority

Freeport of Riga Authority

Management Contact Person

Andris Ameriks (Board Chairman)

info@rop.lv

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Riga International Airport

List of International Carriers:

  • Belavia
  • Ellinair
  • Finnair
  • LOT
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • RusLines
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines
  • Smartlynx
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • Utair Aviation
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • Wizz Air

 

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List 

Port Performance 


Freeport of Riga in 2016 is:

  • The second biggest port in the Baltic States by cargo turnover (38.06 mln.t)

  • The Multifunctional port with cargo handling capacity 63 mln.t/year

  • Serviced 3,521 ships with a tonnage of 43.7 mln.GT

  • Passenger traffic: 582 thousand Passengers, including 71.4 thousand cruise passengers

 

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

  • (Winter) usually lasts from mid-December to the beginning of March Air temperature can fluctuate from +5 degrees Celsius all the way down to -30 degrees.
  • (Spring) may begin already at the end of February or as late as in late April, and lasts until the beginning of June. The average air temperature in spring is 0 to +15
  • (Autumn) in Latvia lasts from September to December. The average air temperature decreases from +10 degrees in September to 0 degrees in November

Major Import Campaigns

No

N/A

Other Comments

For the Latvia weather forecast http://www.meteo.lv/en/laiks/?nid=638



Handling Figures for 2016

Vessel Calls

3521

Container Traffic (TEUs)

385,937 TEU

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2016

Bulk (MT)

Total : 31.18 mln.t ( 22.86 mln.t Dry Bulk + 8.32 mln.t Liquid Bulk)

Break bulk (MT)

6.88 mln.t

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: http://www.rop.lv/en/for-clients-a-investors/port-fees-and-charges.html

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

104

20,000 M

14.7


Container Berth

7

880 M

12. 5 M

  • RIGA Container Terminal operates 3 Berth (Length 430 M, Max. Draft 10.5),
  • BCT operates 3 Berth (Length 450M, Max. Draft 12.5M)
  • Riga Universal Terminal LTD operates 1 berth ( Length 150 M , Max. 9.4 draft  )

Silo Berth

3

145 M

7.9 M

  • Operates by Riga Ostas Elevators

Berthing Tugs

Available by private companies



Tug Service Companies :

  • o    Forio
  • o    PKL Flote
  • o    Rīgas Kuģu būvētava
  • o    Strek
  • o    Vižņi

Water Barges

Available by private companies



Water Barges/floating equipment service providers:

  • o    BMGS
  • o    Rīgas Kuģu būvētava
  • o    Universal-Remont


Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? The port is managed by private companies.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

10

(30:45T )

Container Gantries

Yes

7

(30.5: 45 T)

Mobile Cranes

Yes

7

(84-104 T)

Reachstacker

Yes

10

(45 T)

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

45

(42: 60T)

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

Yes

1

  • unloading rate of railcars is 2500 t per 24 hours
  • unloading rate of trucks and semitrailers is 2500 t per 24 hours
  • loading rate into railcars, trucks and ships is 3000 t per 24 hours

Transtainer

Yes

More than 45

(38: 45 T) – Each yard (import, export, transit, refer containers) has not less than 5 Transtainer.

Forklifts

Yes

More than 400

Distributed over the 52 Terminals

 

Riga port has three main container terminals in addition to more than 48 bulk, breakbulk & general cargo terminals all are run by private companies & all have their own handling equipment

 

Riga Container Terminal   

  • Reach stackers: 3 units (up to 45t)
  • Mobile cranes: 1 unit (104 t)
  • Portal cranes: 2 units (up to 100t)
  • Terminal tractors: 8 units (up to 60t)
  • Empty container handler: 1 unit (up to 9 t)

 BCT       

  • Quayside cranes : 4 Units ( 1 x 30t , 2 x 35t, 1 x 45t)

  • Yard rail-mounted gantries: 4 Units (2 x 30.5t, 2 x 35t) 

  • Yard rail-mounted gantries for rail operations: 2 Units (2 x 30.5t) 

  • Reach stackers: 7 Units (7 x 45t)

  • Yard tractors : 15 Units 

  • Roll trailers : 4 Units (4 x 50t) 

  • Axel trailers :14 Units (10 x 50t),(4 x 32t) 

  • Double trailers: 2 Units   (2 x 60t)

  • Forklifts : 37 Units (36 x 1.5t-7t   ,1 x 25t)


Riga Universal Terminal  

Loader: 8 Units (Capacity: 1,6 – 8t)         

Locomotive: 3 Unis (60 wagons) 

Cargo trailer: 6 Units (Capacity: 24 t) 

Hoist 2: 14 Units (Capacity 1,8 t)

Front loader: 7 Units (up to 10 cubic m) 

Container trailer : 8 Units (60 t) 

Timber loader: 10 Units (boom deflection up to 23 m)

Marine tractor: 10 Units  (80 t) 

Rail crane: 5 Units (6 - 20 t)       

Container loader: 5 Units (42 - 45 t)        

Mobile crane: 2 Units (84 - 104 t ) 

Conveyor systems: 3 Units (230 cubic cubic m / h)


Container Facilities 

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details



Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)



Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

About 1200 connection points distributed over the three container terminals

Emergency Take-off Capacity



Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)




Customs Guidance

Customs are operating 24/7, for more details regarding customs in Riga please check section (1.3 Customs information)  

For more about the port Laws and Regulations, please visit the following page:  

http://www.rop.lv/en/for-clients-a-investors/laws-and-regulations.html 

For more information on customs in Latvia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information  

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal


Grain and Bulk Handling 

RIGA PORT ELEVATOR (ROE) is the only specialized terminal for grain and grain products handling, storage in the port of Riga.

 

Main facts: 

  • Terminal capacity: 1 million tons
  • Elevator storage capacity: 45,000 tons
  • Open storage area capacity: 150,000 tons
  • Berths: 3
  • Draft: 7.9 m (vessels up to 15'000 tons)

 

Services:

  • Transhipment of dry bulk cargo (to and from vessels, rail wagons and trucks)
  • Storage
  • Containerization of grain and grain products
  • Laboratory services

 

Types of cargo: 

  • Grain and grain products
  • Lumber
  • Split stone
  • Pig-iron
  • Wood pellets

 

Managing company details: 

Riga Ostas Elevators 

Andrejostas street 4, Riga, LV - 1045, Latvia 

Tel: (371) 6732 0079 

Fax: (371) 6721 3355 

info@roe.lv 

www.rto.lv

 


Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo



Refrigerated Cargo



General Cargo



Stevedoring

As all port terminals are managed by private companies, each company manages all stevedoring activities.

Hinterland Information

Containers, bulk & break bulk commodities are being moved out of the port whether by rail or by Trucks

Port Security

http://rop.lv/en/for-clients-a-investors/laws-and-regulations/1012-isps-code-international-ship-and-port-facility-security-code.html


Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Level 1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes


Freeport of Riga Authority Port Police

3C Meldru Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1015

Phone: (+371) 67090704

Operational Control Division telephone: (+371) 67090777

Fax: (+371) 67090793

E-mail: policija@rop.lv


General Cargo Handling Berths


Name of the berth

Maximally permitted LOA

Maximally permitted draft

MS-13

195

5.9

ZO-12

230

12.2

ZO-10

132

6.8

ZO-18

225

9.7

ZO-14

132

5.8

AU-1

195

4.5

AU-2

87


ZO-17

65

4.9

MS-11

130

5.7

MS-10

120

6.0

MS-12

130

6.3

ZO-9

100

6.7

ZO-8

100

6.8

ZO-7

100

7.0

ZO-6

100

6.7

ZO-5

100

6.9

ZO-4

100

7.2

ZO-3

100

7.0

ZO-2

168

9.2

ZO-1

150

9.3

MKR-8



MKR-7



MKR-5

100

6.5

MKR-4

100

6.0

MKR-3

100

6.0

MKR-2

100

6.5

MKR-1

175

9.0

VM-3

60

5.4

RKR-3

70


RKR-4

120, 120


RKR-5

161


RKR-6a

105


RKR-6

188, 200


RKR-7

250, 230

7.4, 7.4

RKR-8

184

5.0

RKR-9

90


JM-29

154

5.1

JM-27

72

8.2

JM-26

74

9.05

JM-25

110

5.6

JM-23

100

5

JM-22

150

7

JM-20

60

3.5

JM-17

125

5.0

JM-16

148

7.3

JM-15

181

5.8

DS-12



DS-11



DS-10

100

5.5

DS-9

105

5.0

SD-5

165

9.05

SD-4

135

9.05

SD-3

150

7.0

KS-34

149

10.3

KS-33

150

10.3

KS-32

150

10.0

KS-28

120

14.7

KS-26

13

3.5

PM-21

350

13

PM-20

218

8.6

PM-19

172

7.6

PM-18

105

6.6

PM-17

145

9.5

PM-16

145

9.5

EO-15

212

11.7

EO-14

210

11.7

EO-12

159

7.0

EO-11

140

7.0

EO-10

150

7.0

EO-9

130

6.5

EO-8

188

9.1

EO-7

190

9.5

EO-6

240

10

AS-5

144

7.8

AS-4

120

7.4

AS-3

110

7.4

AO-1



AO-2

140

4.5

AO-4



AO-5



JPS-2

217

7.9

JPS-1

132

5.9

MK-3

240

7.8

MK-4

223

5.5

KPS-10



KPS-14



KPS-17

40

3.0

RD-1

150

4.8

RD-2

148

4.8

RD-3

235

5.2

RD-5

35

5.0

VL-13

105

4.5

VL-14

65

4.0

VL-17

95

6.0

KR-18

120

4.9

KR-19

115

4.8

KR-20

115

5.6

KR-21

105

5.3

KR-22

70

4.7

KR-24

100

5.9

KR-25

115

7.0

LP-27

145

6.5

KRS-1

166

8.7

KRS-2

167

8.2

DG-5

140

3.8

DG-1

110

6.0

DG-2

203

12.0

DG-54

200

4.7

DG-55

147

5.3

DG-55A

76

5.3

DG-56

105

5.3

DG-57

35

5.0

DG-19

155

4.8

DG-20

155

4.8





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