• 2020 May 22 16:26

    Klaipėda LNG terminal is an established player in the global market

    The second largest LNG cargo this year will be imported from the United States and regasified through the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipėda. About 155 thousand cubic metres of LNG is delivered by the gas carrier Energy Liberty, which is expected to reach the terminal tonight, from May 22 to 23, KN says in a press release.

    The favorable situation in the international LNG market determined the possibility of purchasing and importing a cargo of this scale from the US Klaipėda for the commercial users of the LNG terminal. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a trend of commercial users of the terminal purchasing natural gas imported to Lithuania for a price that is lower than the weighted average price of all LNG transactions concluded under spot contracts (TTF index, see chart).

    The gas carrier Energy Liberty arrives in Klaipėda from Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana, USA. This is the third LNG cargo from the US and the fifth cargo in total for this year. Prior to the arrival of this cargo, the LNG imported from the US accounted for 5.47% of the total amount of imported LNG at the Klaipėda LNG terminal, since the start of the terminal's operations. The American LNG was imported to Lithuania for the first time in August 2017,  reaching our market from the Sabine Pass terminal.  Earlier this month, 125,000 cubic meters of LNG arrived in Klaipėda from the US.

    The intensification of LNG imports from the US was determined by the extraordinary situation in the LNG market, when many European gas storage facilities were maximally filled and the cargos of the US producers were available to market participants at attractive prices. The Klaipėda LNG terminal, in turn, provides the terminal users with the opportunity to import LNG from producers in different regions, in response to the changing market situation of spot commodities, thus reducing the cost of energy resources.

    According to Dr Arūnas Molis, director of KN LNG, the regionality of the LNG terminal in Lithuania, the flexibility of gas supply and the transparent pricing have a positive impact on LNG demand in the region by taking advantage of the global LNG market opportunities.

    “In terms of LNG trade, the US has been a balancing source of the world LNG supply, and Europe has been a balancing source of demand for the past few years. New LNG liquefaction plants are being built and put into operation in the US, resulting in more flexible cargos, which are not necessarily contractually linked to the final buyer. Such cargoes have strong market demand. In this context, our LNG terminal is already recognized as an established market player and terminal users can choose their import sources flexibly and based on their current needs. And not only in Lithuania or the Baltic Sea region as before - according to a recent report published by the EC, Klaipėda LNG terminal, particularly after the connection with Poland, is a competitive way to supply LNG to Ukraine, Belarus and other EU Eastern Partnership countries that see the perspectives of LNG use in the sectors of industry, transport and other sectors”, said Dr. Arūnas Molis.

    According to the Director of Klaipėda LNG of KN, considering that during a three-month analysis, the average TTF size was higher than the weighted average price of natural gas imports in Lithuania, it can be assumed that terminal users with long-term contracts purchase LNG cheaper. “LNG terminal users choose this gas import alternative themselves by comparing the costs of the product and the entire logistics chain with the corresponding costs of gas imported through the pipeline. Our calculations show that with this alternative, natural gas users receive greater financial benefits per year than the total annual costs associated with the terminal. This phenomenon is particularly pronounced when there is a surplus of gas on the market and it is very important for suppliers to sell their stocks. In this context, it is natural and understandable that we should establish Lithuanian measures to promote the use of LNG, for example, in the DNA plan of the Lithuanian Government for the Future Economy,” says A. Molis.




2020 June 1

18:37 KIZAD breaks ground on largest rest, refuelling facility in region
18:21 Christophe de Margerie completes eastbound transit of NSR two months earlier than usual
18:13 Tallink Grupp to reroute its vessel Isabelle to operate on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route from 7 June 2020
18:07 ZIM starts eCommerce Xpress
17:52 Tallink to provide weekly sailings to Mariehamn in June and July 2020
17:29 Tallink adds more departures and additional vessel to Tallinn-Helsinki route
17:05 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from North Europe to Mexico East Coast, USEC and USGULF & USWC
16:48 Throughput of port Azov in 5M’2020 fell by 9% YoY
16:30 Speakers announced for webinar “River fleet of the USA and Europe. What is useful for us or how do they make profit?”
16:05 MV Barracuda makes the first switch from dry cargo to jet fuel
15:26 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 5M’20 climbed by 8.3% YoY
15:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Mediterranean to USEC, USGULF, Mexico East Coast and Canada East Coast
14:57 CANDEN Marine Fuel Services joins Glander International Bunkering Group
14:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO rose to RUB 6,641 in RF spot market
14:33 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic in 5M’2020 rose by 2.95%
14:10 Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry-dock – “MR. Eddie”
13:52 Shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov loads 200th crude oil cargo for Prirazlomnoye project
13:10 Neptune Energy welcomes DEME as a partner in the PosHYdon offshore green hydrogen pilot
12:46 Russian Railways' network loading fell by 4.5% in 5M’ 2020
12:10 Tanger Med partners with the initiative of the largest world ports to guarantee the continuity of international supply chains
11:57 Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions following a meeting on transport sector development
11:31 CMA CGM ends PSS for exports from East Russia
11:05 Van Oord develops Green loan framework
10:30 CMA CGM announces PSS for Reefer Exports from Europe to West Africa (Nigeria excepted)
10:03 Oil prices decrease by about $1
09:46 Royal IHC to deliver design package and key components for new TSHD of Weeks Marine
09:42 Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Yard named after Lenin launched crane ship built for RF Navy
09:20 Baltic Dry Index on May 29
08:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 1

2020 May 31

16:57 RINA: shareholders’ meeting approves the financial statement for 31 December 2019 and appoints a new Board of Directors
15:31 Board appoints non-executive director at V.Group
14:48 MM&P seeks help from Congress in battle to repatriate offshore crews
13:24 Svitzer A/S names new CEO
12:31 Subsea 7 announces cost reduction measures
10:52 Drydocks World begins second project for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Windfarm

2020 May 30

16:23 APL England master faces charges over shipping container loss
15:27 Xeneta Container Rates alert: continued global uncertainty hits rates, but worst fears yet to be realised
14:32 EC approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
13:12 Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry-dock “Mr. Eddie”
11:47 Sanmar and Svitzer deliver power and performance to Port of Sohar
10:58 Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American

2020 May 29

18:36 Port of Marseille Fos to constuct a new international ferry terminal
18:20 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg boosts its infrastructure investments by 40%
18:06 PIL starts a new India Service - China India Express (CIX)
17:51 Petrotrans takes delivery of lead ship of Project RSD59
17:36 Rolls-Royce seals major contract covering complete MTU propulsion systems for Royal Navy Type 31 frigates
17:14 United Shipbuilding Corporation developed its own cargo ship design
17:06 ECSA welcomes TRAN opinion on future EU-UK partnership and urges rapid advancement of the talks in view of the looming deadline
16:15 Port Authorities pledging support to keep ports open during COVID-19 more than doubles within a month
15:52 Market of seaborne cargo transportation for wind farms is stable and expected to grow
15:46 Viking Line starts a passenger service from June 1
15:05 KiwiRail orders two new ferries
14:49 Admiral Makarov University introduced new GMDSS simulator class
14:05 Bollinger Shipyards delivers the USCGC MYRTLE HAZARD to the U.S. Coast Guard
13:41 Smart Delta Resources launches project to substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Scheldt-Delta region
13:09 Record engine powers world’s largest containership
12:48 Large amphibious ships of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet conducted comprehensive exercise in sea training ground
12:30 Navigation season opens on Upper Lena and Lower Lena rivers
12:09 Global shipping body addresses the health concerns of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic
11:26 Vimpel Shipyard launches coast guard boat Lamantin of river-going design