The port's strategic location provides access to a market of more than 200 million consumers.
Due to its location in the center of the Baltic States the Freeport of Riga is a convenient logistics and distribution center for the Northern European region. Within 24 hours, goods from the Riga port can be delivered to any destination in the Baltic States, as well as to Stockholm, Helsinki and Warsaw, but within 48 hours to any destination in the Nordic countries. Riga is the largest metropolis in the Baltic States, providing excellent business infrastructure and qualified workforce, as well as a quality living environment.
Being located in the European Union and the Eurozone ensures not only a stable economic environment and investment security, but also entrepreneurs’ free access to the European markets and the opportunity to get support from the EU structural funds. In the 2014 - 2020 programming period, Latvia had a chance to spend EUR 4.51 billion of European funds to support its priority sectors. The development of sustainable and efficient transport infrastructure has been defined as one of the national priorities, providing the basis for business support in the port.
Geographical location of Riga, many years of historical experience and an extensive network of railway connections with Russian gauge (1520mm) railway system fostered business competence and successful cooperation with Russia, the CIS, Central Asian countries and China. Taking into account the growing cargo volumes transported by Eurasian railway, the extensive network of container trains from Riga, as well as high-quality logistics and distribution services, the route via the Riga port is one of the most convenient New Silk Road connections with Northern European countries.
Well-developed connections of all transport modes and the variety of accessible logistics solutions make the Freeport of Riga a significant multimodal transportation hub. Vessel traffic at the Freeport of Riga provides maritime connections with the ports of 50 different countries of the world, while the Russian gauge (1520 mm) railway network ensures reliable cargo delivery and reception from the most distant destinations within the Eurasian continent. Riga Airport is the largest air hub in the Baltics, and regular ferry traffic at the Freeport of Riga provides for efficient multimodal cargo transportation in compliance with the modern trade requirements. The future high-speed railway line Rail Baltica with a European railway standard track gauge of 1435 mm will ensure efficient cargo transit between the Freeport of Riga, the capitals of the Baltic States and multiple European destinations up to the North Sea and the Adriatic Sea.