At the same time, however, the Latvian seaport's total freight throughput contracted by 6.5% on the result from January-August 2018, down to 4.65mt.
Dry bulk lost 6.2% year-on-year, totalling 3.53mt. General cargo marked a decrease, too, of 14.8% yoy to 780.2kt (here, among other things, the handling of wheeled cargo amounted to 461.1kt, -7.7% yoy, while of timber to 270.1kt, -18.5% yoy).
On the other hand, the turnover of liquid bulk rose in the reported period, by 16.1% yoy to 346.7kt.
Passenger traffic decreased by 23.7% yoy to altogether 26,415 travellers.