Cargo vessel traffic in Riga port not interrupted
Thirty ships arrived and were handled at the port over the last three days, carrying a total of 230,000 tons of different forms of cargo including containers, wood grain products, and coal.
At the Freeport, the movement of goods transported or shipped by road and rail is also regulated-in the last three days about 2,300 trucks and some 1,100 rail freight wagons have been involved in road freight transport.
“Regardless of the emergency circumstances, the port is working and will ensure the continuity of cargo flow, which at the moment is particularly important for the Latvian economy. We have implemented stringent security measures for inbound cargo ship crews, as well as for freight carriers by road – prior to entering the port the ship agents of all inbound cargo carriers shall provide the Harbour Master Office with accurate information on the composition of the ship's crew and the health of all crew members. Similarly, crews of foreign-flagged ships entering the port shall be prohibited from coming ashore, except in specifically coordinated cases. The flow of goods and freight by road at the Freeport of Riga has been secured, while the physical contact of persons at the entry control points has been minimized,” stated Ansis Zeltins, the Freeport of Riga CEO.
Further information on all security measures currently being enforced at the Riga Freeport can be found on the Riga Freeport web site.
At the Freeport, the movement of goods transported or shipped by road and rail is also regulated- three days about 2,300 trucks and some 1,100 rail freight wagons have been involved in road freight transport.
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