Riga Invests in Multi-Functional Cargo Terminal


SIA Riga Bulk Terminals, operating in the Freeport of Riga, has continued its development of a multi-million dollar multi-functional bulk cargo terminal in Kundziņsala.

The new terminal has been designed to handle a large range of bulk cargo, from diverse food and non-food cargo, ensuring the diversification and competitiveness of the port in general.

The first stage of development was commissioned in 2014, and involves the construction of a pier suitable for Panamax-type ship.

Vladislavs Jakovļevs, CEO of SIA Riga Bulk Terminal, said: “The new terminal is modern and multi-functional.

“We can work with different clients and different types of cargo, which enables us to be independent of many factors.

“Cargo logistics experts around the world admit that these days, forecasting long-term cargo flows becomes practically impossible, therefore, the only solution to maintain competitiveness in this industry is to construct multi-functional terminals, which are able to quickly adapt to ever-changing cargo flows and client requirements.”

Read the “Intelligent Bulk Ports: Unleashing the Dynamism” technical paper for a look into the cutting-edge technology available for bulk handling

The second stage of construction will establish an automated warehouse with a capacity of up to 35 thousand tons.

Designed by AI Engineering, and constructed under the supervision of Būvniecības Konsultants, the new site features terminal technology that will enable the effective loading and unloading of multiple ship sizes.

Egils Morītis, Būvniecības Konsultant’s Project Supervisor, said: “During the design and construction of the site several crucial factors had to be taken into consideration: first, the warehouse had to be multi-functional, i.e., suitable for handling various types of cargo, for both loading onto and unloading from ships, as well as for simultaneous loading from cars and railways cars.

“Secondly, the high-load structure had to be constructed within a small area on a pier under highly complicated geological conditions, which required enormous work and many innovative solutions.” 

Read more: Riga’s Terminals Invest in Cargo Handling Tech

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