Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority
The ice-free port, situated in the western part of Latvia, between Liepāja Lake and the Baltic Sea, ensures cargo exchange between the East and West of Europe. With 5.3 mln tn handled in 2014, the Port of Liepāja is the country's third largest port.
There are 16 terminals in the port, handling various types of cargo such as dry and liquid bulk (wooden chips and pallets, cement, grain and cereal products, crude ore and oil products) as well as general cargo (timber, metal products, chemicals, foodstuff and ro-ro freight), offering open-air storages (440,000 m2), warehouses (70,000 m2), silos (28,200 m2), liquid cargo reservoirs (75,000 m2) and refrigerated space (25,200 m2). Liepāja has 80 berths of 10,000 length in total and allows ships up to 40,000 dwt and of 11 m draught.
Liepāja's authority is currently focused on deepening the port's waters from 10.5 to 12 m, developing two specialized in container handling facilities near the port's greenfield area until 2017, as well as constructing the port entrace road, which will transfer heavy transports directly on to the main road Liepāja-Riga.
|D||Liepājas osta LM|
|D||Metsa Forest Latvia|
|D||Mols - L|
|B||Liepaja Bulk Terminal|
|Total port area||1,182 ha|
|Land area||810 ha|
|Of which rentable sites||n/a|
|Water depth||11 m|
|Total quay length||10 km|
|No. of quays||80|
|TOTAL||5.3 mln tn||4.84 mln tn||+9.5%|
|Dry bulk||3.64 mln tn||2.8 mln tn||+30%|
|Liquids||352.6 thou. tn||406 thou. tn||-13.2%|
|General cargo||1.31 mln tn||1.64 mln tn||-20.1%|
|incl.||Containers||3.62 thou. TEU||4.52 thou. TEU||-19.9%|
|Ro-ro||36.26 thou. cargo units||31.11 thou. cargo units||+16.6%|