• 2019 October 8 17:30

    Blue Baltics project coordinated by KN awarded prestigious environmental award

    Blue Baltics project, coordinated by KN (AB Klaipėdos Nafta), was awarded the prestigious award Energy Globe Award Lithuania 2019 for its positive impact on the environment. Blue Baltics project is the foundation for the creation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain and the promotion of the clean fuel use in shipping, KN says in a press release.
    Energy Globe Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious environmental awards in the world, every year projects from 187 countries compete for it. This award is awarded to energy-efficient and pollution-reduction promoting projects that are recognized at regional, national, and global level.
    Blue Baltics has brought together Lithuanian, Swedish, Estonian, and German businesses to promote the use of more sustainable maritime fuels in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a major artery for passenger and freight transport, one of the busiest shipping channels in Europe, and ships are the main type of transportation. If ships are allowed to use cleaner and more sustainable fuels, businesses contribute not only to the competitiveness of the maritime economy, but also to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and negative climate changes.
    During implementation of Blue Baltics project, launched in 2016, the LNG reloading station was built in Klaipėda, it allowed the port city to become the axis of LNG value chain and LNG distribution hub by linking four Baltic States into a single LNG value chain. Approximately EUR 15 million from the Motorways of the Sea Foundation were allocated for Blue Baltics project, of which EUR 4 million was allocated from KN. 

    “KN together with its four partners have created a unique value chain that includes both the development of an environmentally friendly infrastructure of the LNG fuel and its distribution capabilities. Energy Globe Award is important and inspiring recognition for successful collaboration with partners in order to ensure the compliance with the strict environmental standards of the Baltic Sea. It is important to note that the small-scale LNG reloading infrastructure created in Klaipėda will benefit not only environmentally, but also be a significant link of the LNG value chain, its development provides for the development of additional operations, thus allowing to reduce Klaipėda LNG Terminal maintenance costs for all consumers of the gas”- says Arūnas Molis, head of KN Klaipėda LNG service.
    The award aims to draw the attention to innovative solutions dedicated to the most pressing environmental issues - lack of resources, air and water pollution, erosion, and adverse climate changes. According to the founders of the award, this way the business is encouraged to focus on innovative solutions that can address environmental problems.

2020 July 10

19:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
18:04 HHLA implements machine learning for the first time to increase productivity
18:01 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 14.2% YoY
17:38 Information on the seaport of Murmansk changed in the Register of Russian Seaports
17:13 Thun Tankers takes delivery of the fifth L-class at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.3%
16:33 Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index
16:03 Port of Marseille to maintain €57 million in investments to stimulate the recovery
15:43 DNV GL launch support for new Dynamic Positioning system failure guideline enabling quicker and cost effective implementation
15:30 Volga Shipping Company delivered project cargo to the Caspian Sea
15:13 COVID-19 causes problems for implementing EU legislation - BIMCO
14:48 Throughput of Russian seaports in HI’2020 grew by 0.1% Y-o-Y
14:23 Wärtsilä simulator complex delivered to enhance operations at the Training and Education Office of the Indonesian National Police
14:03 Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June 2020
13:44 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers hybrid workboats Anatoly Klimov and Victor Vorotylo (video)
13:22 Governments of 12 countries pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit
13:19 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of three new LNG carriers
13:01 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commenced making hull of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Aleksandrit
12:38 Throughput of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port fell by 12.7% in HI’2020
12:13 Nuclear-powered icebreakers of Rosatomflot assisted 462 ship calls in winter-spring navigation season
11:35 Construction commences on Austal's largest ever ferry
11:04 GIWACAF launches webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response
10:46 FSUE “Rosmorport” takes award-winning place in the annual sailing regatta
10:32 LR to develop structural digital twin for Bluewater FPSO Glas Dowr
10:22 Rosmorport changes tariffs on berth assignment services in Astrakhan and Olya seaports
09:59 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:37 Oil prices decrease amid concern over demand recovery rates
09:20 Baltic Dry Index as of July 9
09:11 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 10

2020 July 9

19:03 OOCL receives Gold Award from the HKAEE for the fourth time
18:10 Aquila Power Catamarans announce a luxuriously versatile new model
17:55 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Sailor to operate on Paldiski-Kapellskär Route from Sunday
17:31 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:28 Port of Rotterdam to start trial with PIN-free container handling
17:18 Damen holds keel-laying for Port of Auckland’s fully electric RSD-E Tug 2513
17:12 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with ST Shipping
16:44 "K" Line participates in JV for FPSO owning and chartering business offshore Brazil
16:23 Jan De Nul Group has started offshore installation activities in Taiwan
16:06 Port of Liepaja throughput in 6M’2020 fell by 15.6% Y-o-Y
15:48 Russia remains in Paris MOU’s White List
15:24 PD Ports submit response to national Freeport consultation
15:03 Khabarovsk Territory Governor Sergey Furgal detained by officials of Russia’s Investigative Committee
14:39 Aibel awarded Oseberg portfolio agreement
13:47 Ukraine is still on Paris MOU’s Black List
13:22 MOL announces joint development of energy-saving rudder
12:50 Container shipments on Russian Railways’ network up 15% in 1H 2020
12:17 Cargo transhipment in North Sea Port falls by more than 11% in first half of year
12:07 ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil
11:20 FPSO operators could save £15 million per asset on maintenance
10:42 The CMA CGM Group commits to fight illicit trafficking in protected species and tightens its shipment control procedures
10:10 Unifeeder contracts We4Sea for fleetwide vessel performance monitoring
09:38 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 09
09:29 Oil market sees mixed price movements
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of July 8

2020 July 8

18:11 Carnival Cruise Line sets ship delivery changes and related deployment plans
17:50 POWERGLOBE seeks for 10 years LNG vessel charter-agreement
17:27 Maritime partners unveil Autonomous Guard Vessel
17:03 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for August 2020
16:48 SaR operation in Singapore: man overboard incident