Limited Liability Company SIA "RĪGAS BRĪVOSTAS FLOTE" ("RB flote") was registered with the Register of Enterprises on 13 September 2010. It is a subsidiary enterprise of the Freeport of Riga Authority; 100% of shares are owned by the Freeport of Riga Authority (RBP).
Our mission is transparent entrepreneurship and offering of beneficial rates to clients; it would promote the competitiveness of the Freeport of Riga and allow to reduce the total ship servicing costs in the Port of Riga. We are professionals in marine cargo handling; that is why we know for sure that port services make a complex where each element is of significance for further development of the Port of Riga. "RB Flote" in its strategy has set targets which are in line with the goals set by the Freeport of Riga - to become the leading port in the Baltic Sea, providing high-standard port services, guaranteeing safety and reliability.
The Company possesses three contemporary tugboats - "Sfinksa", "Santa" and "Stella", by order of the Freeport of Riga Authority built at the Riga Shipyard in 2008. The tugboats are well suited for safe and efficient servicing of „Panamax" type vessels. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that enable rendering of safe and qualitative service to vessels arrived to the Port of Riga, by a few tugboats.
The business activity of SIA "RB flote" is aimed at long-term development, in order to become the central enterprise in its branch at the Freeport of Riga. It was established with the purpose to provide qualitative, safe and comprehensive services to vessels which have entered the Freeport of Riga aquatorium, the shipowners and ship agents. Main attention is paid to transparent and fair entrepreneurship and flexible pricing policy that favours the competitiveness of the Freeport of Riga in the Baltic Sea market. The Company guarantees fast and professional services and flexible pricing policy.
Vast and simple availability of information ensures accurate and immediate access to current data about tugboat booking opportunities and the calendar, as well as about SIA "RB flote" pricing policy, approved by RBP Board. Since 1 November 2010 a 25% discount is applied. Within the framework of transparent entrepreneurship in the Freeport of Riga, we have introduced a new service: invoices about tugboat service would also be forwarded to shipmasters. Such invoices would be just informative.
The Freeport of Riga Authority has established an enterprise which provides qualitative, safe and comprehensive services to vessels arriving to the Freeport of Riga. At present we have two new tugboats equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. In the future we plan to increase the number of tugboats; it would depend on the amount of work and the Freeport of Riga development.
Freeport of Riga Fleet
Promptness of rendering tugboat service is among the key aspects for smooth, economically efficient and beneficial marine freight handling; therefore, in cases when the the Company capacity is insufficient, tugboats in the possession of JSC Riga Shipyard are involved.