Liepaja is located in Latvia's south-west, on the western coast of the Baltic Sea, 223 km from Riga. The Port of Liepaja is the third biggest port in Latvia. Formerly the Soviet west coast navy base, the port of Liepaja has become an important international transport hub handling the exchange of goods between eastern and western European countries. Over the last ten years, the port's territory has been transformed with the construction of cargo storage areas, modern customs warehouses and cargo-handling terminals.
The Port of Liepaja is a destination point in the cargo-passenger ferry on the route Liepaja - Travemünde (Germany), which is busy four times a week.
The area of the Liepaja port is situated within the territory of the Special Economic Zone, which provides tax reliefs and other advantages to enterprises, which establish their operations there.