• 2018 May 25 13:08

    Klaipėda LNG terminal receives the 50th cargo

    On May 25, the 50th LNG reloading operation is taking place at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operated by KN (AB Klaipėdos Nafta). KN says the Klaipėda terminal, which has an operating history of three and a half years, is among the most efficient LNG terminals in Europe in terms of capacity utilisation. 
     
    This morning, the 50th load was delivered to the Klaipėda port by the Arctic Voyager, which has already been here several times. The LNG carrier brought 140,000 m3 of LNG from a liquefaction plant in Norway.
     
    Since October 2014, when the FSRU Independence began operations in Klaipėda, the terminal has received 42 LNG imports, i.e. 5.4 million m3 of LNG.
     
    The average size of one load was 139,000 m3 of LNG, while the largest shipment was delivered to Klaipėda terminal by the Valencia Knutsen, which has a capacity of 173,000 m3.
     
    Gas has been supplied to Lithuania from four countries: Norway, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria.
     
    Tadas Matulionis, LNG Business Director at KN, estimates that since 2016, utilisation of Klaipėda terminal has been one of the highest among all of the LNG terminals in Europe, supplying about half of all of the natural gas consumed in Lithuania: “The demand for LNG terminal services remains high, with the terminal operating at over 90 per cent capacity during some months. Over three billion cubic metres of natural gas have already been provided for consumers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.”
     
    Utilisation of the terminal is also increased by the reloading of LNG to small-scale LNG vessels. The first reloading operation of this nature (from the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) into a small-scale LNG carrier) was performed in the beginning of 2017, when the first small-scale LNG vessel, the Coral Energy, was received and loaded at the terminal.
     
    After successfully reloading LNG from the FSRU, LNG export activities gained momentum, and since early 2017, the terminal has already performed eight LNG reloads for re-export to small-scale LNG import terminals in Sweden, Finland and Norway. Lithuania has become the 12th country in the world that LNG is re-exported from.
     
    “Customers have discovered the advantages of the terminal and appreciate the efficiency of LNG transportation due to its convenient geographical location as well as the flexibility of our terminal and the ability to carry out both gasification and LNG reloading activities. This is particularly important in order to maximise utilisation of the LNG terminal and reduce its operating costs through the security component, which is part of the final gas price,” notes Mr Matulionis.
     
    According to him, the LNG infrastructure that KN created and is developing further is becoming an accelerator for an LNG logistics chain to emerge in the Baltic Sea Region. When the KN LNG reloading station that loads LNG road tankers went into operation at the end of 2017, Klaipėda terminal became the first floating LNG terminal in the world offering a complete range of integrated LNG logistics services: LNG reloading, storage, gasification, and supply by land or sea.
     
    The integral LNG and natural gas supply infrastructure created in Klaipėda is open on equal terms to all participants in the LNG market without exception.




2019 January 22

18:25 Elengy prepares the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030
18:05 Monjasa steps up as the 2nd largest local bunker supplier in the Panama Canal in 2018
17:54 Relampago practices skills with UAE Navy ship
17:35 CalMac takes over the tiller at Argyll Ferries
17:05 NYK gets the highest-rated ‘A’ for Climate Change by CDP Survey
16:42 RF Government proposed candidates to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port's BoD
16:23 Pilbara Ports Authority achieves a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland
15:56 Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Port Promotion Council renew collaboration
15:46 ICTSI Subic hits milestone 200,000th TEU move
15:44 Growth seen in several sectors at ABP South Wales
15:28 KONTUR SPb ERT unit’s drills get thumbs up from Rosmorrechflot’s certification commission
15:22 First ship viaVerbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America docks in North Sea Port
15:00 Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
14:41 Jotun looks into expansion of ship coatings production in Russia
14:32 HHLA completes expansion of the container rail terminal Burchardkai
14:19 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:02 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation opens the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades
13:32 China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
13:22 14 crewmembers of gas carriers which caught fire in the Kerch Strait confirmed dead, five missing
13:15 Fincantieri to build LCS 31 for US Navy
12:53 Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7
12:31 MOL moves to establish 'Asahi MOL Tankers' for pool operation of MR Product Tankers
12:14 DFDS expands cooperation with Turkish Ekol Logistics
11:45 ABP invests £2.2 million in new agribulk terminal at Port of Ayr
11:17 BIMCO: only international action will stop increase in piracy
10:52 4 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 21-22
10:30 Severnaya Verf will build four more trawlers for Norebo
10:16 Ocean Alliance Day 3 З Product : CMA CGM ready for third phase starting in April 2019
09:38 Brent Crude futures price down 0.97% to $62.12, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.8% to $53.61
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,092 points

2019 January 21

21:25 Nine dead in two ships fire accident in the Kerch Strait
18:15 Port of Oakland hails shipping lines, terminal for clean air work
17:36 Evac acquires of UK service company Transvac
17:06 High Speed Transfers signs contract for third Damen FCS 2710 fast crew supplier
16:35 DFDS starts trials of Jinling Shipyard’s newbuild
16:05 Prototype most powerful wind turbine in the world Haliade-X 12 MW installed at Maasvlakte this summer
15:36 Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping launched today
15:29 Yang Ming provides new China-Malaysia direct service
14:55 Szczecin-Świnoujście Port Complex handled over 28.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 12.5% Y-o-Y
14:33 Incat to build a new ship for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
14:03 CMA CGM joins to the world’s largest operational agreement extention
13:27 Algoma receives full refund for shipbuilding contracts with Uljanik and 3Maj Shipyard
13:13 ESL Shipping strengthens its Chartering team
12:46 Leonid Mashaev appointed as Acting General Director of “State Customer’s Directorate for Seaborne Transport Development Programmes”
12:18 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 14,769 in RF spot market
11:49 Dublin Port’s сargo volumes up by 4.3% in 2018
11:22 FESCO and ZIH launching a container train from Germany to China through the Far East
10:55 14 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 20-21
10:27 TransContainer announced its preliminary operating results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $54.28
09:40 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2018 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 14.05 million tonnes
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,112 points

2019 January 20

16:08 Subsea 7 acquires multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel
15:03 TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects
13:51 Major contract for JSS awarded to Montreal-based company
12:42 Huntington Ingalls Industries to acquire Fulcrum IT Services
10:47 Algoma provides update on status of fleet renewal

2019 January 19

16:19 Ocean Yield acquires Suezmax tanker Milos for $56.0 million
15:16 Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems
14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project