• 2019 September 13 10:42

    In August, Klaipėda LNG Terminal regasified 1.4 times more gas than was consumed in the entire country

    The year 2019 at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipėda controlled by KN is highly efficient - during the first eight months of this year, a total of 10.2 TWh, or 70 percent more gas was regasified and reloaded than during the same period last year. In August, the volume of regasification at the LNG terminal significantly exceeded the targets set by the Company at the beginning of the year.
    In August alone, 1.5 TWh of LNG was regasified, 136% more than during the last August. This amount is 1.4 times higher than the total consumption in Lithuania. During the eighth month of this year 1 large and 5 small LNG carriers came to the LNG terminal. Majority of LNG (88%) was delivered from a gas liquefaction plant in Norway.
    “Not only the impressive scope of operations, but also the 100th ship-to-ship LNG transhipment operation that took place in Klaipėda on the last day of August, proves that the model of operation of the LNG terminal based on third-party access, chosen by Lithuania, is sound. During almost five years of operation of the terminal, KN has succeeded in expanding the operation of the LNG terminal, providing not only LNG import and regasification services, but also LNG re-export services. Gas was also supplied to the LNG reloading station, which was opened at the end of 2017. Because of it, we provide a wide range of small-scale LNG reloading services, as well as supply the Klaipėda Oil Terminal with cheaper imported gas through the LNG terminal. It is important that diversification of operations and attraction of new terminal users from neighbouring countries not only opens up the possibility for gas consumers from Baltic countries to make optimal use of the cheaper gas period, but also optimizes the operational costs of the LNG terminal, thus allowing our domestic gas consumers to pay less for the maintenance of the Terminal,” emphasizes Arūnas Molis, Head of Klaipėda LNG Service of KN.
    Back in July, the users of the LNG terminal had booked the terminal’s capacity till the end this year. It is planned that similar volume of operations will be maintained at the Klaipeda LNG terminal during the upcoming months as the users of the terminal actively booking the capacity of the terminal for the winter period.
    It is planned that 6 LNG carriers will arive to Klaipėda LNG terminal in September - 3 small carriers and the same number of large (conventional) carriers. Among them is the LNG carrier Stena Clear Sky, which will arrive to Klaipėda for the first time in mid-September.
    The regasification services provided by Klaipėda LNG terminal are utilised by UAB “Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas” (UAB “Ignitis” as of September 9), AB “Achema”, UAB “Imlitex”, and at the end of September the first cargo of “Eesti Energia” will reach Klaipėda.

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
17:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’19 fell by 1% Y-o-Y to 2.93 million tonnes
17:09 ABS presents its innovative work at the annual meeting of the ABS South East Asia Regional Committee
16:48 Traficom: new study published on indicative analysis methods used in the control of ships’ ballast water treatment
16:32 Port of Gdynia increased container handling by 13% to 750.439 thousand tons in 10M’2019
16:09 Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development with the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 kilometers of export cable for multiple Ørsted projects till 2027 in United States
15:52 Jotun A/S and COSCO Shipping International HK renew JV agreement