Freeport of Riga Outlines Future Development
The Freeport of Riga has announced that it is testing the suitability of its Spilve Meadows territory for construction and development projects. During the geodetic investigation, 3D visual modelling was performed to demonstrate the future development of the port, promoting the competitiveness of Riga for investors. Possible projects that could take place in the Spilve Meadows territory, as part of a proposed development programme, include a road network connection with the Daugavgrīva road and the construction of a new railway line. In addition to this, eight warehouses or manufacturing buildings, each with an area of 10,000 square metres, could also be built.
Construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
The greatest project in the history of the Freeport of Riga — the Krievu Island Terminal — is entering into its final phase with the additional infrastructure works and construction of the required utilities, cargo areas, rail approach roads, a windbreak fence to meet environmental protection requirements, administrative buildings, and installation of coal handling technologies. The course of work creates confidence that all construction works on Krievu Island will be completed within the planned deadlines, the Freeport of Riga says in its press release.
The Port of Riga has been visited by the largest cruise ship in its history
The largest cruise ship ever entered the port of Riga and was moored at the pier of KS Terminal, the company said in its press release. The length of the ship “Celebrity Silhouette” built in 2011 is 315 meters, width – 36.9 meters and the maximum draught of it is 8.3 meters, while the maximum load capacity (GT) is 122 thousand tons. By the length and load capacity indicators “Celebrity Silhouette” holds the absolute record for the port of Riga not only among passenger ships, but also cargo vessels. The vessel brought over 2700 cruise passengers to Riga, mainly from the US. During this year's cruise season another 4 "Celebrity Silhouette" visits at the port of Riga can be expected.Upload News