- Published on Friday, 24 February 2017 11:03
The Freeport of Riga Board has adopted a conceptual resolution with the aim to find a new Freeport of Riga CEO by organizing an open competition, stipulating basic criteria for selection of the candidates for the CEO position as well as evaluation principles. The Freeport of Riga Board took a decision to establish the Freeport CEO selection nomination commission by March 1, 2017. It is planned to create the said commission by involving representatives of four ministries (Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Environment and Regional Development, Ministry of Finance), two local government representatives and a representative of the Freeport as well as to call on the government social partners (Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK) and Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS). The Commission's management will be entrusted to the Ministry of Transport delegated representative.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 09:55
Foto: A. Gronsky
In the first month of the current year the Port of Riga handled 3.20 million tons of various cargo and comparing this result to January of the previous year, when the total cargo turnover of the port was 3.27 million tons, it has remained virtually at the same level. Comparing port monthly turnover figures, it should be noted that January 2016 was one of the most successful months of the last year and, assessing the year in general, cargo turnover in January 2017 exceeded the last year's average monthly rate by 3.7%. These figures demonstrate a stable operation of the port and provide optimism expecting 2017 results. The positive factor is growing number of accommodated vessels at the beginning of the year. Compared to January of the last year the number of vessels’ calls has increased in January of the current year – it refers to such vessels as passenger ships, container ships, tankers and dry cargo carriers.
Detailed statistics on cargo turnover at the Freeport of Riga is available here.
- Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 16:01
According to the preliminary financial data in 2016 the Freeport of Riga revenues exceeded expenditures by 13 million EUR. The said amount is by 1 million EUR more than operational performance indicators of 2015. The FPRA’s excess of revenues over expenses is invested into maintenance of the Riga port infrastructure.
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