• 2019 February 20 18:13

    Klaipėdos nafta carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks

    On Wednesday, the LNG reloading station operated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil terminal operator KN (Klaipėdos nafta) carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks. With the global increase in the small-scale LNG market, an interest in the LNG reloading infrastructure located in Klaipėda has also been growing, KN says in a press release.

    The tenth LNG reloading operation has been carried out at the LNG reloading station by the LNG transportation and bunkering ship “Kairos” that has carried gas to the station from Klaipėda LNG Terminal and is owned by KN together with a partner. This is the third operation by “Kairos” in Klaipėda this year. Since the beginning of operation of the LNG reloading station in October 2017 gas carriers owned by “Shell”, “Gasum” (former “Skangas”) and other companies have also moored at the KN berth. 

    Market participants in Klaipėda have been more actively using not only the service of LNG acceptance from gas carrier ships and temporary storage, but also the service of LNG reloading to tank trucks. In 2018, tank trucks were loaded with 240 units of cargo or over 64 000 MWh of LNG, and gas was transported to Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and Polish clients. 

    “The LNG infrastructure in Klaipėda developed by KN as well as favourable global growth trends of the small-scale LNG market open up opportunities for us to generate extra revenues from commercial activities. These funds could be allocated for the reduction of costs of maintenance of the current natural gas infrastructure, thus respectively contributing to the reduction of expenses related to the maintenance of the LNG Terminal with respect to consumers,” notes KN CEO Mindaugas Jusius.

    The rapid global expansion of the small-scale LNG market is opening new opportunities for the LNG reloading station in Klaipėda. According to the forecast of the international consulting company Energias Market Research, the growth of the small-scale LNG market will triple by 2030 and will mainly focus on the markets of LNG-fuelled road transport, supply for consumers not connected to gas pipelines, and LNG as marine fuel. The latter will be particularly relevant across Europe because stricter global sulphur limit regulations in shipping will become effective next year, resulting in cleaner fuel to be used in ships.
    “The number of LNG-fuelled vessels, more than a half of which are used across Europe, has been rapidly increasing worldwide, and the LNG bunkering infrastructure has been developed and expanded in many ports. International analysts forecast that 2019 will be the year of expansion of the small-scale LNG business. KN has been ready to start this year – we have all necessary tools in Klaipėda to supply the cleanest marine fossil fuel with minimum emission to the sea in all Baltic Sea ports. Moreover, the services of the LNG reloading station are open to all clients; therefore, LNG can be used as a cleaner fuel alternative by all who want to use it,” pointed out Mr. Jusius.
    The group of clients of the LNG reloading station is also expanded by the increasing number of operations of small-scale LNG carriers. In late January, Klaipėda LNG Terminal carried out the 20th reloading operation, and since early 2017 – the start of this type of activities – small-scale carriers reloaded almost 144 000 m3 of LNG (in 2018 – 47 200 m3).

    Klaipėda liquefied natural gas reloading station is an above ground LNG Terminal operated on the third party access basis, which started its operation on 27 October 2017. The LNG reloading station located next to the gate of the port of Klaipėda has five above ground LNG tanks with the capacity of 1 000 m3 and the facilities of bunkering, LNG reloading from and to ships as well as tank trucks. 




2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year