Ventspils is a seaport located on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea (57° 24’ N, 21° 32’ E), western part of Latvia.
Nowadays Free port of Ventspils is a deepwater port, which is ice-free the whole year round. Based on the cargo turnover Free Port of Ventspils is the largest Latvian port and one of the leading ports on Baltic Sea, at the same time being in top 20 of European ports list. In 1998 deepening of the harbour was completed, which ensured the maximum in the port of 17,5 m in liquid bulk area, allowing accommodation of the largest vessels calling the Baltic Sea – Aframax size tankers with maximum 130.000 metric tons deadweight (DWT). Dry bulk and general cargo area was deepened to 15,5m allowing terminals to accommodate Panamax type vessels of up to 75.000 DWT.
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Ventspils is an important harbour, because there are not many ports along Lithuanian and Latvian coasts. There is quite a big swell in this part of Baltic, when it is blowing from West and Ventspils can be entered even in bad weather. The marina is OK, the old town and parks are beautiful, there are many sculptures everywhere and a nice Aqua Park. Place worth visiting.
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