• 2018 October 17 09:42

    KN invests in environmental protection measures

    KN (AB “Klaipėdos nafta”) says it has submitted to environmental authorities and Klaipėda City communities the Plan of Environmental Measures, which provides for the measures and commitment to further perform sustainable activities and ensure the highest level of environmental standards.   KN investments into the environmental field are expected to reach EUR 8 million by the end of 2021. 
     
    Part of the measures specified in the plan are currently being implemented, and the other part is closely related to the developments in the company.
     
    “We hear the comments of communities’ representatives related to environmental protection, therefore, we listen to their comments and pay further exceptional attention to the field. We constantly seek for effective solutions aimed at air quality improvement, and in the drafted Plan of Environmental Measures we commit not only to invest into the current infrastructure, but also to ensure adherence to the highest standards in the implementation of the company’s development,” Mindaugas Jusius, KN CEO said.
     
    The Plan of Environmental Measures drafted by KN specialists provides for modernisation of the two most powerful boiler burners of the boiler house of the terminal and for equipment of volatile organic compounds (VOC) vapour collection and cleaning machinery. VOC vapour will be collected from heavy oil product storage tank park as well as from currently developed light oil product storage tank park. The collected vapours will be cleaned in VOC vapour cleaning devices. The planned modernisation of the oil terminal quays will also involve double enhancement of the VOC vapour combustion equipment.
     
    The Institute for Environmental Research and Planning has evaluated the plan drafted by KN specialists and has drafted the VOC and vapour dispersion schemes. According to this plan and the dispersion schemes it is expected that the implementation of the measures provided for in the plan will decrease the VOC concentration in the territories neighbouring the company by nearly 36%, and the vapour concentration by 50%, i.e. from 1 European odour unit, which is sometimes recorded, to 0.5–0.3 unit.
     
    The implementation of the Plan of Environmental Measures is closely related to the pace of the public procurement procedures and the implementation of KN development. It is planned that the measures specified in the plan will be implemented by the end of 2021 and KN investments into the field of environmental protection will reach EUR 8 million.
     
    The Plan of Environmental Measures drafted by KN was also presented to the heads of the Klaipėda City, who positively evaluate the company’s aspirations.
     
    “All companies, the activities of which may cause inconveniences to residents, must be seriously concerned with investment into measures, which can help control pollution and vapours. The plan of environmental activities presented by “Klaipėdos nafta” is optimistic. The city aspires to create a sustainable business and residential neighbourhood, therefore, I hope that not only “Klaipėdos nafta”, but also other companies will demonstrate their goodwill in the matter,” Mayor of Klaipėda Vytautas Grubliauskas said.
     
    In addition to preparation of environmental measures, in 2018, KN has organised meetings with communities’ representatives and presented current and planned environmental measures, established a special phone line to report on unpleasant odours, which may possibly originate from the oil terminal territory, and has constantly publicised the monitoring data of the impact on the air.
     
    The monitoring has showed that in implementing its activities, the company does not exceed the level of the allowed pollution, and in May 2018, the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory, drafted odour dispersion schemes based on the taken samples and established that the odour concentration in air in the residential and public territory neighbouring the company does not exceed the allowed threshold of the odour concentration.




2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050