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.

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Matters Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Riga, stated: “Nowadays, it is not enough to provide just cargo handling services to customers of the port. A modern port must offer the widest range of logistic services possible.

“Due to the increasing container flow at the Port of Riga, in recent years we are seeing a continuous tendency – a rising demand for general cargo warehouses and a range of other related services.

“Investigation and visual modelling of Spilve Meadows was necessary to ensure we are able to satisfy the increasing market demand for universal warehouses in the future.”

The locations of administrative buildings, roads and cargo areas, within the 81,000 square metre “total construction area”, are displayed in the 3D model presented by the Freeport of Riga.

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