May 23, 2012

Latvia FDC on "Latvian Ports - Ventspils"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Latvian Ports - Ventspils

Date of Issue : 11 May 2012

The new stamp depicts the promenade of Ostas Street in Ventspils City, where the industrial daily life of the port converges with the city environment. The first-day cover depicts the work of the port, while the postmark incorporates the logo of the Free Port.

The year 2013 will see the 750th anniversary of the first mention of the Port of Ventpils in writing. There are currently 21 shipping agencies operating in the Free Port of Ventspils, and cargos are handled by 11 terminals. There are three regular ferry lines connecting the Free Port of Ventspils with Sweden, Germany, and Russia. In a survey of the influential British newspaper Financial Times, the Free Port of Ventspils ranked fifth among the best free zones in the world in 2010/2011.

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