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Membership in organizations

World Free Zones Organization (WFZO)

The World Free Zones Organization is a global not-for-profit organization that provides one authoritative, collective voice representing the interests of free zones around the world. It also acts as platform for the exchange of ideas and best operational practices. One of organization’s key objectives is to raise awareness of the benefits that free zones can bring.

Freeport of Riga Authority became a member of WFZO in February 2015.

Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT)

The Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT) International Association is a non-commercial transport association with an open-ended duration, registered in the Switzerland in 1997.
The major objectives of the CCTT are:

  • coordination of interaction between all participants of the transportation on the Trans-Siberian Route (TSR);
  • participation in the development of legal documents regulating the transportation on the TSR;
  • formulation of proposals to boost traffic volumes through the TSR;
  • formulation of proposals to eliminate the factors, hampering transit and foreign cargo attraction to the Trans-Siberian Route;
  • participation in activities of other public and transport organizations within its competence.

Presently the CCTT has more than 100 member societies from 23 countries, including railways of Europe, Asia and the CIS states, leading shipping companies, operators and forwarders, ports and stevedoring companies, state organizations, administrations and municipalities, telecom and marketing companies, security services and mass media.

The Freeport of Riga became a member of CCTT in September 2014.

Cruise Europe (CE)

Cruise Europe is a business-to-business network of cruise ports and destinations in Northern & Atlantic Europe. On behalf of its members, CE provides the broader cruise industry with a professional and reliable partnership adding value for the cruise lines and their guests. There are around 140 CE members in over 20 countries.
The aim of the organisation is to match the potential of the ongoing growth of the cruise industry..

Baltic Ports Organization (BPO)

The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) is a regional ports organization inspiring and supporting its members while cooperating pro-actively with relevant partners. BPO’s aim is to facilitate cooperation among the ports and to monitor and improve the possibilities for shipping in the Baltic Sea region. Currently, included in BPO are 41 of the most significant ports in the 9 countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as well as 7 friendship members.

European Sea Port Organization (ESPO)

European Sea Ports Organisation ensures that seaports have a clear voice in the European Union. ESPO represents the common interests and promotes the common views and values of its members to the European institutions and its policy makers.
Organization assists its members in gaining a better understanding of policy initiatives of importance to the sector, as well as assists European policy makers in better understanding the role and importance of port authorities, based both on its extensive knowledge of the sector and on reliable information and data. ESPO is also engaged in a continuous dialogue with all European stakeholders in the port and maritime sector.

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

IAPH comprises some 200 Regular Members – leading ports in 90 countries, who are public port authorities, private port operators, government agencies responsible for ports. IAPH Mission: promoting the interest of ports worldwide through strong member relationships, collaboration and information-sharing that help resolve common issues, advance sustainable practices and continually improve how ports serve the maritime industries.

German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK)

AHK is the official representative of German businesses in the Baltic States. One of its most important tasks is to consult German and Baltic businesses when entering the Baltic or German. AHK serves as a network platform for business contacts and offers an extensive range of commercial services, market research, information and advice. Within its network of three offices in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius the Chamber operates as a one-stop-shop for German and Baltic companies and represents the interests of its 400 members.

Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP)

AIVP is the only international organisation that, for 30 years, has been bringing together all the public and private development stakeholders in port cities. It consists of elected representatives of cities and other local maritime and river organisations, port administrations and national authorities, urban and port operators, businesses established in port cities, service providers for port-city projects, architects, landscape architects and urban planners, Universities and research institutes.
The AIVP’s goal is to improve relations between port and city through dialogue and mutual cooperation. Organization supports its members in the implementation of new strategies that will enable them to face future changes.

International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA)

The International Harbour Masters Association is the professional body for with members in more than 50 countries, that brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.
The aim of IHMA is to unite those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters into one professional body to further the objectives of IHMA.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Established in 1975, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promoting the cruise travel experience.
Membership in this organization provides an opportunity for cooperation with the world’s largest cruise line operators, thus facilitating the development of the cruise sector in the port.
The Freeport of Riga Authority became a member of CLIA in June 2018.