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Vessel To Service The LNG Reloading Station Starts First Operation In Klaipėda
On Monday, Jan. 10, 2019 the liquefied natural gas (LNG) feeder and bunker vessel “Kairos” starts its first reload operation in Klaipėda. Next to the German LNG supplier Nauticor one of the ship’s charterers is oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator Klaipėdos Nafta (KN). “Kairos” being the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel will enhance the LNG logistic chain for KN in the Baltic Sea region. Built at the “Hyundai Mipo” shipyard in South Korea, the ship has started its voyage to Europe in October 2018 and reached Klaipeda at the middle of December.
Konecranes wins large repeat order for container cranes in Lithuania
SSC Klaipedos Smelte in the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, has placed a large repeat order with Konecranes for ten Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes. The delivery of the RTG cranes will be completed in November 2019 and the STS cranes in December 2019.
Klaipeda remains Baltics’ No 1 container port
Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in January through July 2017, the port’s authority said, cites LETA/BNS. The Lithuanian port handled 256,100 TEUs during the seven months, up 2.4% from 250,000 in the same period last year. TEU traffic in Riga Freeport increase by 13.89% to 245,200 and Tallinn posted an 8% rise to 121,900 units. The Latvian port of Liepaja saw its TEU traffic double to 2,500 units. Annual TEU traffic via Klaipeda went up by 12.9% in 2016 compared with 2015 to reach 443,300 units. Source: The Baltic CourseNews schreiben