Road cargo started to increase in the Port of Riga
The volume of freight transported by road in the port of Riga has risen by 12 percent over the first quarter of the previous year in the first quarter of the current year.
In the 1st quarter of 2019 119,295 trucks were handled in the port, but the number of trucks increased by 15,700 in the 1st quarter of 2020, reaching 134,985 trucks carrying freight, the port says in a press release.
More than 13 million tons of cargo per year, or 40 percent of all cargo handled in the port, have been transported by land to and from the port of Riga in recent years.
Analyzing the indices for the first part, it can be inferred that the road cargo turnover of the last year may also be surpassed this year, given that the situation does not change drastically.
More than 500,000 trucks passed through the port pass control posts last year, while the bulk of all road cargo (~77 percent) was handled at terminals on the right bank of the Daugava River.
35 percent of the total traffic flow goes through the port pass control point in Rinuzhi per year; moreover, the traffic flow here increased by more than 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
Maritime Business World