The M/V Venus Horizon on October 17 docked at Klaipeda port to be loaded with soybean meal. The dry bulk carrier, which is the largest ship ever to call at Klaipeda port, has a length of 235 m, beam of 38 m and a displacement of 95,755 tons.
New LNG bunkering terminal to create new business in Klaipeda City
Klaipeda Oil prepares the construction documents for the liquefied natural gas terminal and also analyzes the future functioning of a ships' filling or the so-called bunkering system. The Head of Klaipeda University Maritime Department Vytautas Palauskas noted on July 13, 2012 that the question of ships' bunkering will become especially relevant after 2015.
The requirements for marine fuel ant its sulfur emissions will become much tighter and that will increase the number of gas-powered ships in the Baltic Sea. It is believed that the first ships to use gas will be the route ships sailing in the Baltic Sea and transporting passengers or cargo. Read more at www.baltic-course...
Klaipeda remains No1 container Port in Baltic countries
Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in the first 10 months of this year, reported Baltic Business Daily.
TEU traffic in Klaipeda rose by 34.4 percent, year-on-year, to 324,700 units in January through October, the port’s authority said.
Year-on-year, TEU traffic in Riga rose by 20.2 percent, to 252,100 units; in Tallinn by 29 percent, to 163,800 units; and in Liepaja, by 91 percent, to 2,700 units.
Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in the first half of this year, with TEU traffic soaring by 49.3 percent, year-on-year, to 210,600 units, reported the Baltic Business Daily.
The container ship MSC Sariska callesd yesterday, May 23rd, at the port of Klaipeda. The 294.12m-long, 32.28m-wide ship appears to be the longest vessel that arrived at the port ever. The vessel moored at the berth operated by the stevedore company Klaipedos Smelte, the Port Authority said.
Previously, Port of Klaipeda had handled the MSC Fortunate container ship (LOA - 274.67 m, beam - 40 m, capacity - 5551 TEUs), at the time - the largest boxship, which called at the port.
In March of 2011 Klaipėda Port handled 2,94 million tons of seaborn cargo, i.e. more by 13,3 percent than in March of 2010. Like the first two month of this year March of 2011 featured one more new Port record – the number of containers handled in this month was the biggest throughout the overall history of the Port. Even 38.116 TEU of containers were handled in March.
On the 31 of January, 2011 a delegation from French company GEFCO visited Klaipėda State Seaport Authority. The guests intended to receive comprehensive information on Klaipėda Seaport activity.
A report from the port of Klaipeda shows a significant rise in the container throughput in the major Eastern Baltic ports. According to the report, St Petersburg handled 1.9 million TEU last year, up by 44 per cent. The next biggest container port is Klaipeda that reached 295,000 TEU, an increase by nearly 19 per cent. After a 39 per cent rise, Riga is the third largest port with 254,000 TEU’s handled last year.
Source: Shipgaz news, www.shipgaz.com/n...
KlaipėdaPort is rapidly moving towards the record data of cargo handling. - 28,5 million tons of marine cargo or more by 13,6 percent comparing with the corresponding period of 2009 were handled in the Port.
In November of 2010 KlaipedaPort cargo handling reached its highest record level. It is the highest result of month cargo handling during the overall Port history. This month 3,1 million tons of cargo in total were handled i.e. more by 22,0 percent if to compare with the corresponding period of the last year. - Source: KSSA
In ten month of this year Klaipėda Port handled 25,3 million tons of marine cargo, the total cargo handling increase made 12,7 % if to compare with the corresponding period of the previous year. According to cargo handling turnover Klaipėda Port still remains ahead of neighbouring Riga and Ventspils Ports and gets behind only to Joined Tallinn Port.
The highest increase in cargo turnover during ten month of this year comparing with the corresponding period of 2009 was reached due to increased handling volumes of natural and chemical fertilizers (+1 635,2 thousand tons), Ro – Ro cargo (+947,3 thousand tons), containerized cargo (+653,3 thousand tons), minerals and construction materials.