The port of Riga is the largest port in Latvia and the second largest port in the Baltic States. In 2022 23,5 million tons of various cargo were handled in the port, which is 49% of all seabound cargo handled in Latvian ports.

The Freeport of Riga is a multifunctional port and various types of cargo – dry bulk cargo, liquid bulk cargo and general cargo – can be handled at its terminals. The Freeport of Riga and the companies operating in the port are ready to provide non-standard solutions and are able to handle any cargo, including oversize and non-standard cargo.

The main types of cargo handled in the port of Riga are timber, containers, agribulk, oil products, metals, fertilizers and coal.

The Freeport of Riga is the largest cargo provider for Latvian railway carriers. The railway cargo sent to and received from the port of Riga accounts for about 35% of the total traffic of the SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš”. 


The active cruise season in the port of Riga lasts from April till October. A total of 99 cruise ship visits were registered the port of Riga during the cruise season in 2022, which is the highest figure in the history of the port.

75,730 cruise passengers from 128 countries have arrived at the capital of Latvia on board the cruise ships in 2022. Traditionally, most arrived from Germany, the US and the UK, also from Italy, Canada, Sweden, Mexico, France and Spain.


In 2022 2938 vessels with a total tonnage of 30,3 million GT called the port. 

The Freeport of Riga business cluster  

The Freeport of Riga business cluster consists of the Freeport of Riga Authority and approximately 200 private companies operating in the Freeport, including:

Successful operation of merchants working in the port, adaptation to changing market requirements, introduction of modern technologies, attraction of new types of cargo and businesses are the pillars of the Freeport of Riga competitiveness.

The Freeport of Riga Business Cluster – i.e. the Freeport of Riga Authority and the companies operating in the territory of the port - employs more than 4000 people. According to estimates   successful operation of the Freeport of Riga provides about 10,000 additional jobs in related industry sectors – e.g. railway and road transport, cargo handling, distribution and logistics.

According to the think- tank CERTUS, each ton of cargo handled at the Freeport of Riga contributes to Latvia's GDP in the amount of 10.7 EUR. In 2022, by handling 23.5 million tons of cargo, the Freeport of Riga cluster increased Latvia's GDP by EUR 250 million.

The contribution of the Freeport of Riga to the state and municipal budgets is impressive - the companies of the port cluster pay more than 30 million EUR in taxes every year. 

For more information on port performance indicators please contact:

Inga France
  • inga.france [at], +371 670 308 69
  • Freeport of Riga Authority
  • 12 Kalpaka blvd, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010

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