• 2018 February 9 12:54

    Klaipėdos Nafta increases cargo turnover at the outset of the year

    Last year, KN, the oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator, achieved high income and profitability indicators, and is not losing momentum this year as well. In January, the company reloaded 776 thousand tonnes of oil products, a growth of 24.2% compared with the load of January 2017, says KN.

    Despite a complex and dynamic situation on the market, KN January load results showed a clear growth direction.

    The increase in KN cargo turnover was influenced by the main client AB “Orlen Lietuva” as well as by transit cargo exporters.  It should be noted that in early 2017 the load was lower because of a significant decrease in oil product flows from Belarusian oil refineries plants.

     “KN terminals maintain high professional and quality standards, which are the key competitive tool. We put effort to ensure the best use of the oil products load capacities. These efforts and a more favourable geopolitical situation determined the growth of transit Belarusian cargoes in the second half the of the last year. The production volume and the load paces of our main client AB “Orlen Lietuva” have also had a positive impact on January results”, says Mindaugas Jusius, CEO of KN, when discussing the results.

    According to him, a positive impact of diversified cargo sources is observed as well. The new infrastructure, the operation of which was launched in the second half of 2017, as well as the developed possibilities of the existing infrastructure have enabled the company to accept a wider range of cargoes.

    “Timely technological as well as commercial decisions allow offering more attractive conditions on the market. This enhances our competitiveness in respect of other nearest terminals in the Baltic countries and helps maintain good results,” Mr. Jusius notes.

    The increased load of oil products in January resulted in higher revenues: Subačius and Klaipėda oil terminals generated EUR 4.2 million in preliminary revenues, whereas in 2017, this indicator reached EUR 2.8 million.

    In January 2018, KN LNG terminal supplied 253 thousand MWh to the natural gas system, whereas in January 2017, a total of 785 thousand MWh was regasified and reloaded.

    The amount of the natural gas regasified and supplied to the transmission system decreased. It was influenced by a lower consumption of natural gas in the state-governed energy sector, which also depended on a relatively higher temperature in January.  In addition, no reloading of LNG took place in January this year, whereas in January 2017, it amounted to 166 thousand MWh.
    The preliminary data says that the LNG terminal earned EUR 5.3 million in revenues, when the same period of the last year ended with EUR 7.8 million.  The revenues of the LNG terminal consist of one twelfth of the fixed part of the regasification price for annual consumption capacities, which is approved by the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices for 2018, and the variable part of the regasification price for the amount of the regasified gas.




2019 January 18

14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,055 points

2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec
18:06 Seaspan Corporation announces the closing of the second tranche of the $1 billion aggregate investment commitment by Fairfax
17:55 INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment
17:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 24.1 million tonnes
17:36 Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords
17:06 Digging begins in construction of new Antarctic wharf
16:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2018 grew by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 816.5 million tonnes (detalization)
16:31 IMO’s polar communication and navigation equipment guidance to be finalized
16:14 COSCO Shipping Lines launches Ocean Alliance 2019 service products
16:10 Ice restrictions at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg come into effect on January 25
16:05 Realogis publishes market report on the letting of logistics properties and industrial sites in the greater Hamburg area for 2018
15:46 Ice restrictions at Big Port of St. Petersburg come into effect on January 25
15:33 Verifavia Shipping cements leadership position for EU MRV and IMO DCS IT system certification
15:22 Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
14:57 Houston, Texas will host the 3rd LNG USA Summit on 26-27 February 2019
14:31 Milan, Italy will host the 2nd Small-Scale LNG Summit on 12 February 2019