Welcome to the Freeport of Ventspils!
The Freeport of Ventspils is transport, transit and industrial center of international significance in Latvia and the Baltic Sea region. Advantages of ice-free deep-water port, diverse range of transport connections and logistics opportunities make us easily accessible in the EU, the CIS and towards the direction of Central Asia.
Ventspils offers beneficial terms of cooperation, customized manufacturing infrastructure and provision of strategic resources, rich intellectual capital, scientific and educational potential, as well as an attractive city environment on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
The status of Special Economic Zone, tax incentives, more than 700 hectares of free land available for industrial project development, integration into the TEN-T transport network, availability of skilled labor, the Freeport and the City Administration support are the basis for the establishment of new production facilities for the long-term growth in Ventspils.
Being the deepest port on the Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, we are able to serve the largest ships, which enter the Baltic Sea. All you need for business is available 24/7 at the Freeport of Ventspils: 12 cargo terminals of all types, 23 shipping agencies, regular ferry connections to Sweden and Germany, tug, bunkering and other services.
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Chairman of the Board of Diana Candles Lars Olesen:
– One of the reasons for us to choose Ventspils was the special economic zone, which can be found elsewhere in Latvia, too, but an additional argument in favor of the Freeport of Ventspils was the cooperation with and support from the local authorities – the municipality and the Freeport. Our company employs around 180 people, who do their work very well and with high quality. Ventspils is a beautiful city, which offers a vast range of leisure time activities to choose from – it can be a concert in the theatre house Sea Gate (Jūras vārti) or skiing on the mountain Lembergs’ Trilby (Lemberga Hūte). The city knows the wishes of people.
Chairman and owner of Malmar Sheet Metal Dorsan De Buysscher:
– Although we visited Liepaja, Jelgava and Riga, Ventspils attracted us more. Not only because it is green and beautiful, but also because educated and motivated people live here. What is more, we found welcoming people in several city authorities, and there was land available for us… But the most important reason is the logistics infrastructure, the ferry traffic to Germany and Sweden, as well as the infrastructure for business start-ups, such as the VHTP Business Incubator. The North Kurzeme Vocational Education Competence Center provides companies with young and educated employees. Also the Ventspils High Technology Park played an important role by helping to obtain European co-financing, which resulted in a new industrial building for our company.