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Port Overview

 The Freeport of Riga (FPR)  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 Location and Contact

Country

Latvia

Province or District

Riga

Nearest Town or City

Riga

Port's Complete Name

Freeport of Riga

Latitude

57.00778

Longitude

24.09083

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

International carriers:

o   Belavia

o   Ellinair

o   Finnair

o   LOT

o   Lufthansa

o   Norwegian

o   Ryanair

o   RusLines

o   SAS Scandinavian Airlines

o   Smartlynx

o   Turkish Airlines

o   Ukraine International Airlines

o   Utair Aviation

o   Uzbekistan Airways

o   Wizz Air


Port website: http://www.rop.lv/en

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


Total territory of the port

6,348 ha

Land of the port

1,962 ha

Port water area

4,386 ha

Total length of berths

18.2 km

Maximum permissible vessel
draft by the berth

14.5 meters

Warehouse area

370,979 m2

Cargo storage site area

1,926,362 m2

Freezer capacity

25,500 mt

Tank capacity

665,063 m3

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Working hours at the Freeport of Riga Authority on weekdays from 09.00 to 18.00. Harbour Master working hours are from 08.00 to 17.00. Port police working hours are on weekdays from 08.00 to 16.30 and for the Operational Control Division from 00.00 to 24.00

Contact information for key companies is provided below and further contact details can be found at the following link: 4.4 Tajikistan Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Name

Position

Phone

Aigars Pečaks

Deputy CEO for Shipping and Security Issues

+371 67030867

Mārtiņš Ziemanis

Deputy CEO for Legal and Administrative Matters

+371 67030804

Artūrs Brokovskis-Vaivods

Harbor Master

+371 67082000

Arnis Šmits

Ostas kapteiņa vietnieks

+371 67082040

Valdis Voins

Chief Police Officer

+371 67090744

Agnese Mamaja

Director of Department of Finance

+371 67030814

Santa Šveda

Chief accounting officer

+371 67030818

Sandra Silupa

Deputy Chief Accounting Officer

+371 67030824

Edgars Sūna

Director of Marketing Department

+371 67030843

Ivo Dubkevičs

Director of Development Department

+371 67030806

Irina Gorbatikova

Director of Administrative Department

+371 67030803

Liene Ozola

Head of Public Relations Unit

+371 67030853


General Cargo handling Companies

Name

Phone

Address

City

Zip Code

B Port

+371 66052500

Uriekstes iela 18

Rīga

LV-1005

Baltic Container Terminal

+371 67076200

Uriekstes iela 32

Rīga

LV-1005

Baltmarine Terminal

+371 67791241

Sprīdīša iela 1

Rīga

LV-1034

Extron Baltic

+371 67790500

Daugavgrīvas 93

Rīga

LV-1007

Freja

+371 67840770

Flotes iela 11/14

Rīga

LV-1016

Jaunmīlgrāvja Ostas kompānija

+371 67391040

Tvaika 70

Rīga

LV-1034

JP Termināls

+371 67896322

E. Birznieka-Upīša iela 20A

Rīga

LV-1050

KS Terminal

+371 67065500

Zilā 22/24

Rīga

LV-1007

MAN-TESS Tranzīts

+371 67162400

Tvaika 7a

Rīga

LV-1005

MT Osta

+371 67508654

Traleru 2B

Rīga

LV-1030

Osta Lejasvoleri

+371 29605049

Andrejostas iela 12

Rīga

LV-1045

Port Magnat

+371 67470797

Daugavgrivas 83/89

Rīga

LV-1007

Port Milgravis

+371 67470797

Meldru 3

Rīga

LV-1015

Rīgas Centrālais termināls

+371 67329816

Eksporta iela 15 k-1

Rīga

LV-1045

Rīgas Ostas elevators

+371 67320079

Andrejostas 4

Rīga

LV-1045

Rīgas Pasažieru termināls

+371 67326200

Eksporta iela 3a

Rīga

LV-1010

Rīgas Universālais termināls

+371 67887200

Birztalu iela 15

Rīga

LV-1015

Starts - Rīga

+371 67393833

Tvaika 68a

Rīga

LV-1034

Termināls Vecmīlgrāvis

+371 25128250

Zivju 1

Rīga

LV-1015

VEGA Stividors

+371 67345834

Ezera 22

Rīga

LV-1034

WT Terminal

+371 67806010

Flotes 3a

Rīga

LV-1016


Liquid bulk companies

Name

Phone

Address

City

Zip Code

B.L.B. Baltijas Termināls

+371 67345830

Ezera 22

Rīga

LV-1034

Circle K Latvia

+371 67088100

Duntes 6

Rīga

LV-1013

Latvijas Propāna gāze

+371 67815025

Kurzemes prospekts 19

Rīga

LV-1067

Naftimpeks

+371 67353323

Laivinieku 11

Rīga

LV-1015

NESTE Latvija

+371 67353776

Bauskas 58a

Rīga

LV-1004

OVI

+371 67354828

Tvaika 35

Rīga

LV-1034

PARS Termināls

+371 67162472

Tvaika 7a

Rīga

LV-1005

Rīgas Universālais termināls

+371 67887200

Birztalu iela 15

Rīga

LV-1015

VEGA Stividors

+371 67345834

Ezera 22

Rīga

LV-1034

VL Bunkerings

+371 67393857

Tvaika 68

Rīga

LV-1034

Woodison Terminal

+371 67397794

Tvaika 39

Rīga

LV-1034


Dry bulk companies

Name

Phone

Address

City

Zip Code

Alpha Osta

+371 67351520

Ropažu iela 10

Rīga

LV-1039

B Port

+371 66052500

Uriekstes iela 18

Rīga

LV-1005

Extron Baltic

+371 67790500

Daugavgrīvas 93

Rīga

LV-1007

Freja

+371 67840770

Flotes iela 11/14

Rīga

LV-1016

Jaunmīlgrāvja ostas kompānija

+371 67391040

Tvaika 70

Rīga

LV-1034

JP Termināls

+371 67896322

E. Birznieka-Upīša iela 20A

Rīga

LV-1050

KS Terminal

+371 67065500

Zilā 22/24

Rīga

LV-1007

LaCon

+371 67068501

Pērnavas 1-42

Rīga

LV-1012

MAN-TESS Tranzīts

+371 67162400

Tvaika 7a

Rīga

LV-1005

MT Osta

+371 67508654

Traleru 2B

Rīga

LV-1030

Osta Lejasvoleri

+371 29605049

Andrejostas iela 12

Rīga

LV-1045

Port Magnat

+371 67470797

Daugavgrivas 83/89

Rīga

LV-1007

Port Milgravis

+371 67470797

Meldru 3

Rīga

LV-1015

Riga Bulk Terminal

+371 67518295

Uriekstes iela 28

Rīga

LV-1005

Riga Fertilizer terminal

+371 67329816

Uriekstes iela 48 k-1

Rīga

LV-1005

Rīgas Centrālais termināls

+371 67329816

Eksporta iela 15 k-1

Rīga

LV-1045

Rīgas Ostas elevators

+371 67320079

Andrejostas 4

Rīga

LV-1045

Rīgas Universālais termināls

+371 67887200

Birztalu iela 15

Rīga

LV-1015

Strek

+371 29532985

Uriekstes 9

Rīga

LV-1005

Termināls Vecmīlgrāvis

+371 25128250

Zivju 1

Rīga

LV-1015

WT Terminal

+371 67806010

Flotes 3a

Rīga

LV-1016

Shipping Lines

Regular shipping line status at the Riga port is granted to container, ro-ro and passenger transportation service providers with the aim to facilitate the said cargo and passenger flow attraction. Regular shipping line status provides such benefits as the port dues discounts that are applied for every vessel’s port call, depending on the number of vessel calls per year. Line status and rebate application procedure are stipulated in the Port Dues and Charges of the Port of Riga. 

In 2017 an agreement with the Freeport of Riga Authority was concluded by 6 container shipping lines and one passenger line.

Name

Route

Line representative in Latvia

Telephone Nr

Address

City

 Post

code

Hapag-Lloyd AG

Gdynia - Klaipeda - Riga - Tallinn - Rauma - Hamburg - Bremerhaven

SIA "ESTMA"

(+371) 67783940

Ganību Dambis 30/1

Riga

LV-1010

Containerships

Riga - Teesport - Thamesport - Rotterdam - Zeebrugge - Lubeck - Helsinki - St.Petersburg - Klaipeda - Aarhus

SIA „Containerships”

(+371) 67790814

6 Duntes street, 205

Riga

LV-1013

X-Press Container Lines

Riga - Ust-Luga - Kotka - Helsinki - Tallinn - Hamburg

SIA „CF&S Latvia”

(+371) 67388300

2a Uriekstes street

Riga

LV-1005

UniFeeder Container Service

Rotterdam-Hamburg / Bremerhaven-Riga - Klaipeda - Gdynia / Gdansk

SIA „Arijus Logistics”

(+371) 66116732

2a Uriekstes street

Riga

LV-1005

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Antwerp - Bremerhaven - Riga - Tallinn

SIA "MSC Latvia"

(+371) 67854444

17 a Duntes street  

Riga

LV-1005

Maersk Line/Seago Line

Gdansk - Bremerhaven - Hamburg - Gdansk - Kaliningrad - Riga - Gdansk

SIA „Maersk Latvia”

(+371) 67084940

85a Elizabetes street 

Riga

LV-1050

Tallink

Riga - Stockholm - Riga

A/S "Tallink Latvija"

(+371) 67099705

3a Eksporta  street

Riga

LV-1010

Port Performance

Freeport of Riga in 2016 was:

  • 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.

Major Import Campaigns

No

N/A

Other Comments

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

Handling Figures for 2016

Vessel Calls

3521

Container Traffic (TEUs)

385,937

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2016

Bulk (MT)

31 million mt (23 million dry bulk and 8 million liquid bulk)

Break bulk (MT)

7 million mt

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link at the Port of Riga website.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

104

20,000

14.7


Container Berth

7

880 M

12. 5 M

o   RIGA Container Terminal operates 3 Berth (Length 430 M, Max. Draft 10.5),

o   BCT operates 3 Berth (Length 450M, Max. Draft 12.5M)

o   Riga Universal Terminal LTD operates 1 berth ( Length 150 M , Max. 9.4 draft  )

Silo Berth

3

145 M

7.9 M

o   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

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

Port Handling Equipment

Handling equipment at 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 Transtainers.

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)

Baltic Container Terminal

  • 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

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)



Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

About 1200 connection points distributed over the three container terminals

Customs Guidance

Customs are operating 24/7. For more details regarding customs in Riga please see the following link: 1.3 Tajikistan Customs Information

For more about the port laws and regulations, please visit the following page on the Port website.

Terminal Information

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

RIGA PORT ELEVATOR (ROE) is the only specialized terminal for grain and grain products handling and 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

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

Information on security and safety at the port can be found at the following link.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

Level 1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes