• 2020 July 23 13:59

    Klaipeda oil terminal records a jump in crude oil handling

    At the beginning of August, Klaipeda oil terminal operated by KN (AB Klaipedos Nafta) is expecting to receive the tanker UMLMA, which will deliver the second crude oil cargo from US to Belarus. The tanker will bring approximately 75 thousand tons of crude oil and it will be the 9th crude oil tanker for Belarus received in KN’s terminal this year, KN says in its press release. 
    The tanker UMLMA will visit Klaipeda oil terminal for the first time. A tanker arriving from the US Port Neches (Beaumont) in Texas, built in 2006 sailing under Qatar flag, should reach Klaipeda port between 6-8th August.
    Crude oil will reach the Belarusian refinery from Klaipeda port by rail.
    KN, according to the long-term contract signed in 2016 with the Belarusian Oil Company (BNK), ensures the transit of oil products and crude oil through the KN’s Klaipeda oil terminal. This agreement, which was renewed last year, is valid until the end of 2021.
    "Our cooperation with BNK lasts for more than a decade: KN is part of the supply chain to ensure the export of oil products and this year – the supply of alternative crude oil to Belarusian refineries. This year, as many as 64 percent oil imported by BNK from the maritime market travels to Belarus through a terminal operated by KN. In this way, KN contributes to Belarus' aspiration to diversify oil supply sources – this year Belarusians are importing the second oil cargo from the US via Klaipeda. Over the last few years, our company has been consistently investing in the development and improvement of infrastructure to meet the changing needs of customers and the market. We have been able to accept various types of crude oil since 2019 and at the same time not to limit our customers' opportunities to continue exporting oil products”, - comments Darius Šilenskis, CEO of KN.
    During the first half of this year, approximately 669 thousand tons of crude oil (8 tankers) were handled in KN’s Klaipeda oil terminal, while in 2019 – about 100 thousand t (two tankers) were handled during a whole year.
    According to the head of KN, the 9th crude oil import tanker this year allows to assume that this service becomes relevant to customers and its continuity is likely in the long run.
    The first cargo for Belarus with 77 thousand t of crude oil originating from the US was delivered to KN in May.

2021 August 4

18:27 CTRL Marine Solutions announce their acquisition by Campbell Johnston Clark
18:07 IMCA signs Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy
17:46 Shipyard OKA launches the Alexander Ivanov, ninth dry cargo ship of RSD59 series
17:36 PSA & Samudera strengthen strategic partnership in cargo solutions and logistics
17:16 KMZ supplied water jet ejectors for a new small sea tanker of project 03182
17:15 Iridium announces partnership with Canadian Coast Guard
16:20 Port of Tanjung Pelepas jumps to 15th in world ranking
16:05 DNV and Nakilat JDP works to improve vessel software reliability and quality
15:41 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Yanmar Power Technology and Japan Engine Corporation establish a new company HyEng Corporation
15:36 Akhtarskaya Shipyard launches RS "Chernomorets"
15:27 Registration to Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet Int'l Conference still underway
14:43 KhMAO-Yugra to take delivery of Meteor 120R hydrofoil duo in 2021-2022
14:11 ClassNK grants its first DSS notation for 211,000DWT bulk carrier “DREAM CLOVER”
13:59 ”K” LINE and Chubu Electric Power commence joint development agreement for tidal energy project in Canada
13:40 Vostochnaya Verf completed shipyard's sea trials of the Okhotsk
12:06 LORP fleet carried 670 000 tonnes of cargo since the start of this year shipping season
11:09 Western Australia looks to implementing stricter controls
10:09 Konecranes adds Wire Rope Monitoring to TRUCONNECT portfolio
09:59 Crude oil prices edging down on coronavirus-related restrictions
09:53 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 3
09:29 Inland waterways Azov-Don basin’s seven-month cargo volume edges up 1%
09:21 ICTSI Honduras, Big Creek Terminals ink mutual benefit pact
08:21 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue slight downward trend on Aug 04

2021 August 3

18:17 Iridium Connected® Viettel S-Tracking Vessel Monitoring System wins Top 10 Sao Khuê Award
17:59 Lead passenger ship Meteor 120R of new generation launched in the Nizhny Novgorod Region
17:25 A subsidiary of KCC has signed a new Contract of Affreightment for its CLEANBU fleet with a major international charterer in the tanker market
16:47 Petersburg Oil Terminal obtains permit for construction of its new handling facility
16:24 Nigerian Chamber of Shipping becomes full ICS member
15:22 Vard delivers “Le Commandant Charcot” to Ponant
15:00 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 7M’2021 fell by 30% YoY
14:41 Construction of new facilities to commence at Onezhsky Shipyard in autumn 2021 года
14:23 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo bound for East Russia
13:42 The Panama Canal resumes seasonal measures to protect migrating marine life
13:12 CMA CGM announces THC for Novorossiysk, Russia import/export
12:57 ABP’s Ports of Ipswich and Ayr enable wheat cargo to be shipped more sustainably
12:22 Wärtsilä to provide efficient service support for Brazilian river tugs despite challenging operating conditions
11:59 MOL to build series of 4 LNG-fueled car carriers
11:58 FESCO starts seasonal delivery of cargo from ports of China and the United States to Chukotka
11:36 Finnlines announces adjustment of bunker surcharge in its own container traffic
10:54 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard casts third one-piece propeller for Project MR-50 product tankers
10:30 Tallink Grupp published its statistics for July 2021
10:09 Maersk raises full-year guidance
09:57 Oil prices decrease amid coronavirus related restrictions
09:41 Baltic Dry Index as of August 2
09:23 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches non-self-propelled dredging ship of Project RDB 66.42М
09:08 Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications gives the green light to Iridium services
08:58 MABUX: Global bunker prices may drop on Aug 03 following sharp decline on crude market yesterday
08:09 The largest water-rail intermodal terminal of the Yangtze River starts operations

2021 August 2

19:09 Seven dredging ships deployed for operation on Sea Canal in the Gulf of Ob
18:35 LR unveils key appointment for its Maritime Performance Services business
17:54 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from the Middle East Gulf to North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic, West Med & Adriatic, East Med, Black Sea, North Africa & Morocco
17:46 LUKOIL announces new oil finding in Sayulita prospecting area of Block 10 offshore Mexico
17:30 CMA CGM has announced PSS for cargo from India to North Europe & the Mediterranean
17:28 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from North Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Poland & North Spain to Colombia Atlantic & Dominican Republic
17:27 Large hydrographic survey vessel of Project 23370G, Grigory Shadrin, launched in Murmansk
17:23 CMA CGM to launch a new Express Shuttle service linking East Asia to Russian Far East
17:05 Sri Lanka Ports Authority successfully reworks leaked chemical container on board
16:54 Rhenus Group plans to acquire the Polish freight forwarding and logistics company C. Hartwig
16:30 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg enhanced its environmental safety
16:03 Maersk’s digital logistics platform Twill increases its presence in Gdansk