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  • 15 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport of Riga said in its latest announcement that cruise travel is currently one of the most rapidly growing tourism segments in the world, chosen for recreation by approximately 23 million passengers every year. Market trends suggest that the number of cruise passengers may increase by another third by 2030, revealing more and more new tourist […]

  • 29 June 2010

    Riga City Council announced a tender for contract for the transfer of the port of Riga from downtown to the Russian island (Krievu sala).     [mappress] Source: rzd, June 29, 2010;

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority said in its latest announcement that they have started work on creation of the ‘Port Development Plan’ for the next decade. According to the Freeport of Riga CEO, Ansis Zeltins, this will be a comprehensive plan highlighting planned development trends for the Port of Riga over the next ten years, […]

  • 17 May 2011

    On May 11, with the interest in possible cooperation, Takashi Osanai, Ambassador of Japan in Latvia, and Kanji Goto, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Latvia, visited the Freeport of Riga Authority. The main matter in discussions, joined by Leonīds Loginovs, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, and Edgars Sūna, Director of Department […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority budget for 2015 was unanimously adopted at the Board’s meeting on December 18, 2014. In the framework of the budget, the Freeport is planning to invest 69.6 million Euros into the Investment Program implementation, which will foster the competitiveness of the Freeport of Riga on the international maritime transport market. […]

  • 26 May 2010

    On May 18-21, 2010 Mr Yevgeny Primakov, the president of the Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, visited Latvia. On May 19 he visited the Port of Riga and held a meeting with the CEO of the Freeport of Riga Mr. Leonids Loginovs and other representatives of the Freeport of Riga Authority. During the port […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    During the past year the Freeport of Riga has reached the unprecedented volume of cargo handling – a threshold of 41 million tons (+ 15.8%) was exceeded, which is the largest amount ever handled during the year by one of the Latvian ports. This year’s first month results show that the growth trend continues – […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Assessing the last year’s results, it can be concluded that the transshipped cargo indicators at the Freeport of Riga are positive, and the implemented as well as ongoing port infrastructure development projects provide optimistic outlook in regards of 2014. In 2013, about 35.5 million tons of various goods were transshipped at the Port of Riga, […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Chairman of the Riga City Council and the member of the Freeport of Riga Board Mr. Nils Ushakovs has recently visited the newly created marina at Kipsala. “The River Daugava flows through the city of Riga, but the city has just recently commenced to make use of the opportunities, provided by the extensive and […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga’s two piers ZO-1 and ZO-2 were commissioned at the beginning of this year, after almost two years of redevelopment works. “The redevelopment project, completed by SIA Rīgas Universālais Termināls (RUT), will allow maintaining long-term competitiveness and satisfying growing requirements of our customers by serving even larger ships at our well-suited piers,” said […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga Authority has invited bidders to submit their offers for carrying out dredging works in the Riga Port water area for the years 2017-2019.  These works are to be carried out by using a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the official announcement said. Latvian Port of Riga is located on both banks […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In March 2014 the enterprises of the Freeport of Riga handled by 26,7% more various cargo than in March 2013, and evaluating the first quarter of this year it is evident that the total cargo turnover has increased by 21.7%. Overall, 9.92 million tons were handled within three months, and it is the most successful […]

  • 2 September 2010

    The Free Port of Riga started elaboration of the draft design for the ship access channel reconstruction. The dredging project aims at … (crewing) [mappress] Source: crewing, September 3, 2010;

  • 2 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    ‘Facing a change: opportunities or threats for the Baltic market?’ will be the theme of the Baltic Ports Conference 2015 organized by the Baltic Ports Organization and hosted by the Freeport of Riga Authority. The conference is an associated event with the BPO General Assembly. The meeting will take place at Free Port of Riga […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Riga City Council Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Freeport of Riga Mr. Andris Ameriks and the Minister of Transport Mr. Anrijs Matiss have visited the site of the ambitious Krievu Island project to assess the infrastructure development progress. “Krievu Island project will be completed on time – in August 2015. […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    ‘Facing a change: opportunities or threats for the Baltic market?’ will be the theme of the Baltic Ports Conference 2015 organized by the Baltic Ports Organization and hosted by the Freeport of Riga Authority. The conference is an associated event with the BPO General Assembly. The meeting will take place in Free Port of Riga […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Freeport of Riga company “Rīga Universal Terminal” (RUT) has entered into an agreement with hydro-technical construction company JSC “BMGS” for the reconstruction of two berths, reported the FRA today. FRA has transferred berths ZO-1 and ZO-2 to RUT for a long-term lease and early this year the Freeport of Riga Board has supported the […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Having reviewed the State Audit Office report, the FPRA have come to the conclusion that previous FPRA objections highlighting three main aspects, defined as incompliant with the legal enactments by the report, were not taken into account. According to the State Audit Office report, the FPRA implemented the projects that do not comply with the […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Maritime Administration of Latvia, Hydrographic Office, has become the latest user of CARIS Bathy DataBASE for managing its increasing volumes of bathymetric data. Latvia is an IHO member state and is responsible for hydrographic surveys, paper and electronic chart production as well as maritime safety information. The Hydrographic Office uses several multibeam systems and […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Freeport of Riga ambitious Krievu Island project will be officially commissioned today, November 16 at 14:00 EET, in Latvia. Built under the framework of “Development of Infrastructure on Krievu Island for the Transfer of Port Activities from the City Centre” – the €133.65 million project represents one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Four dry bulk […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Commission’s record €13.1 billion investment plan for the transport sector is coming closer to reality, after EU Member States approved the list of projects to receive funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Out of the 276 selected, a number of projects will serve the Baltic ports. Whole process of application and evaluation has been coordinated by […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    By introducing direct payments to the state budget from Latvian ports’ revenues, implementation of port functions, stipulated by law, will have to be financed from the state budget. That was the conclusion reached by the Ministry of Transport, evaluating operation of Latvian and Estonian port authorities and their funding models. The Ministry of Transport indicates, […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the TEN-T days event in Riga (June 22 and 23), the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) called on the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to give priority to transport and especially port projects, when assessing investment projects. Europe’s sea and inland ports have […]

  • 28 February 2011

      AGR Drilling Services has signed a £1m (NOK9.3m) contract to supply its excavation technology and expertise – hot on the heels of a £9m deal for the company. The latest deal is with LOTOS Petrobaltic SA, the only Polish firm involved in oil exploration and extraction in the Baltic Sea. AGR DS will excavate […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APT Global has delivered newly built modular Jack-Up Barge “Fugro Oceanus” to Fugro Middle East. “Fugro Oceanus” is a modular self-elevating drilling platform built under RINA classification and is designed to carry out marine soil investigation works related to dredging in coastal waters, ports and tidal waters in depths of up to 25m. Measuring 12.2 […]

  • 11 March 2011

    Nicaragua welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding Costa Rica’s claims against it.   (insidecostarica) [mappress] Source: insidecostarica, March 11, 2011