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Riga Central Terminal offers SEA-RAIL container services

Riga Central Terminal LLC (RCT) has started to offer new SEA-RAIL container services at the port of Riga.

‘RCT is currently the only stevedoring company in the port of Riga and the entire Republic of Latvia that is able to offer fast and efficient container unload from feeder vessels with direct loading onto railway fitting platforms. This is of special importance, given the potential new project developments with Central Asia and the servicing of automotive factories in the Kaluga region in the Russian Federation,’ says Helmuts Kols the Member of the Board of Riga Commercial Port (RTO) LLC.

‘Due to excellent and well-developed port infrastructure and the mobility functions of the new mobile crane (on July 20, 2009 RCT purchased a new mobile crane, Liebherr LHM400), RCT was capable of unloading 150 containers and organise two full container block trains within 4 hours. One mobile and two portal cranes in simultaneous operation allow us to guarantee a loading rate up to 37 moves per hour moves per hour, which is compatible with specialised container terminal handling speeds. This capability is going to allow us to attract direct container feeder calls in the future. The SEA-RAIL container service was organised in an excellent cooperation between RCT and the private railway forwarding company Joint stock company SRR,’ says Valdis Andersons the Member of the Board RCT.

‘The successful execution of the first SEA-RAIL container service at the port of Riga proves that RCT is capable to attract, accommodate and secure large Eurasian trade flows by providing an efficient infrastructure with perfect intermodal interconnectivities,’ says Evguene Slobine, Chairman of the JSC SRR Council.

RCT is one of the largest stevedoring companies in the Republic of Latvia, located in the Riga Port. RCT provides terminal services since 1996 and is part of the Riga Commercial Port (RTO) group of companies. In 2008, RCT handled 7,9 million tons of cargo and employed 430 employees. 

Prepared by: Marketing and Public Relations division, RTO.