There are four freight carriers operating in the Latvian market.
Ltd. “LDZ Cargo”
SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” daughter company “LDZ CARGO Ltd.” provides rail freight transport along the main East-West and North-South transport corridors. The company is the largest freight carrier by rail in Latvia and among the largest rail freight carriers in Europe. “LDZ CARGO Ltd.” transports various cargos: containers, oil, coal, metal, timber, food, and others. A great deal of attention is paid to the development of container shipments. In 2019 the company concluded several agreements on container shipments with container trains “Baltika Transit”, “Baltika Transit IV” and “Eurasia” along the route: the Baltic States–Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The advantage of these container trains lies is their ability to use multimodal freight transport or combine different modes of transport. Furthermore, the amount of container cargo transported in 2019 increased by 8% as compared to 2018 (66,738 TEU container units carried).
Door-to-door freight forwarding and logistics services are provided by “LDz Loģistika Ltd.”, which is a part of the “Latvijas dzelzceļš” group of companies. “LDz Loģistika” develops multimodal freight shipment routes thus promoting attraction of freights to the Latvian transit corridor. As the company’s activities are developed further, special attention is paid to new target markets in Asia — China, India and Central Asia countries. The company is particularly active in the development of container shipments.
“LDz Loģistika” has developed close cooperation with carriers, ports and terminals, as well as logistics service providers, allowing the company to ensure optimum and competitive freight transport solutions throughout the whole delivery chain.
JSC “Baltijas ekspresis”
AS “Baltijas ekspresis” is a privately-owned licensed and certified carrier of rail freights. The company offers freight transport, railway manoeuvring and economic activities, and principal services for transit freights, as well as lease of diesel locomotives, roadworthiness tests and servicing.
JSC “Baltijas Tranzīta serviss”
AS “Baltijas Tranzīta Serviss” is one of the largest privately-owned rail operators in Latvia. Given its own locomotive park, AS “Baltijas Tranzīta Serviss” is rather independent in providing rail transport service to and from the key railway stations and the port cities Riga and Ventspils.
Andrejostas iela 10, Riga, LV-1045, Latvia. Telephone +371 67233633, website: http://www.rto.lv/en/services/railways/baltijas-tranzita-serviss/, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ltd. “Euro Rail Cargo”
The company started operating in Latvia in 2018 by launching small-scale freight transport services.
Andrejostas iela 41, Riga, LV-1045, Latvia