Ventspils’ cargo turnover up 18%; cargoes from Russia continue to decline

In July 2017, terminals working at Ventspils Freeport handled a total of 1.2 million tonnes of cargoes. In the first seven months of 2017, terminals of Ventspils Freeport handled 13.6 million tonnes of cargoes, which is 18% more than a year ago, as reported by

Kučinskis: Latvian ports should attract cargoes from Belarus

«Latvia is interested in trilateral cooperation with Belarus and China, especially in regards to attraction of cargoes from Great Stone industrial park for Latvian ports,» says Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.

Baltic ports raise cargo turnover by 3.4% in January-November

RIGA - During the first 11 months of this year, all Baltic ports together received and shipped 137.115 million tons of cargo, which was 3.4 percent or 4.485 million tons more than in the same period last year, according to the data released by the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.

Lifts on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project

Topics: AC 500-1, Boston Mass, Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, Demag AC 500-8, Hallamore Corporation of Holbrook, Mass., Massachusetts Department of Transportation

First LRT 1100-2.1 for Poland

The off-road handling, performance and safety were crucial purchase criteria for D?wigi Mazowsze Marcin Zielonka. Photograph – Liebherr


Cabotage, meaning the national carriage of goods for hire or reward carried out by non-resident hauliers on a temporary basis in a host Member State, is governed by Regulation (EC) 1072/2009 as of 14 May 2010.

Latvia’s Saeima approves the new Customs Law

On Thursday, 2 June, Latvia’s Saeima approved the Customs Law in the final reading. Its goal is to sort out the customs sector and provide a more comprehensive management system for it.

Information Management Sub-Committee augments Digital Customs agenda

The 75th Session of the Information Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) was held on 29 and 30 October 2018. Chaired by Mr. Sung Sig Kim of Korean Customs, it brought together experts from Member Administrations, partner international organization and the private sector to discuss a number of cross-cutting issues with a view to enhance ICT implementation in Customs and border processes.

A Boost for Integrity in Customs

On 16th November 2018 the WCO and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) signed an agreement to cooperate on a new “Anti-Corruption and Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme for Customs”.

Ten of the most amusing insurance cases in Latvia

Although insurance mainly serves as a financial solution for complicated life situations, every now and again people come across the most amusing cases. On this special occasion – April Fools – Swedbank has compiled a list of ten of the most amusing insurance requests submitted by clients.

Balta: insurance market grows more rapidly than the economy

«The number of insurance association owners is reducing, which could mean a smaller number of insurance companies in the future. One positive development for the insurance market is that it grows more rapidly than the economy,» Balta chairman of the board Bogdans Bencaks told BNN in an interview.

Representatives from Brazilian port and logistics companies have a positive opinion of Latvia's cargo transit offers, pointing out that Brazil's trade with Russia and other CIS countries is increasing, therefore new cargo transportation routes have to be considered, the Transport Ministry informed the business information portal, cites LETA.

Latvian ports see 7.3% reduction in cargo turnover in 10 months

Cargo turnover at Latvian ports reached 58.8 million tons in the first ten months of 2013, 7.3% less than in the same period in 2012, the Transport Ministry's Transit Policy Department informed LETA/

Liepaja Port cargo turnover decreased by 34.1% in January-October

Liepaja Port handled 3,965,499 tons of cargo in January-October 2013, a 34.1% decrease on the respective period in 2012, Liepaja Special Economic Zone public relations specialist Liga Ratniece-Kadege informed LETA.

Uralchem Trading largest company in transport and logistics industry in Latvia in 2012

Agricultural chemistry and fertilizer producer Uralchem Trading was the leader in Latvia's transport and logistics industry last year, when the company's turnover amounted to LVL 855.92 million, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Latvijas Talrunis, and, writes LETA.

Latvian large ports will have to make payments into state budget for using infrastructure

Saeima approved amendments to the Law on Ports in the final reading yesterday, which stipulate that the authorities of the Freeport of Riga, Ventspils Freeport and Liepaja Special Economic Zone would have to make payments into the state master budget for using strategic state infrastructure, informs LETA.

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