• 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 March 22

15:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces 2018 results
14:03 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia –East India service network for 2019
13:54 Royal IHC to build second TSHD for National Marine Dredging Company
13:41 IMO expands collaborative efforts to promote maritime security
13:17 REMPEITC-Caribe training workshop funded by IMO held in Guyana
12:55 Workshop promoting good practice in spill preparedness and response held in Côte d'Ivoire
12:30 Bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:03 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:42 Gazpromneft – Lubricants starts bunkering with marine oils in Primorsk
11:08 MSC Bellissima, MSC Cruises’ latest newbuild visits Valletta Cruise Port
10:50 Maritime Incubator to be established at the Port of Gdansk
10:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.22
10:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 695 points
10:08 ZIM net loss up to $119.9 million in 2018
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.21% to $67.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.23% to $59.84
09:23 Manufacturing at the Port of Riga beneficial for both businesses and the Port
09:08 DEME Offshore announces Moray East wind farm Tier One suppliers
08:32 Rhenus establishes its own network in South Africa by acquiring World Net Logistics

2019 March 21

18:05 Dublin Bay Biosphere to host international UNESCO EuroMAB Conference
17:53 Detachment of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet completed transfer through the Suez Canal
17:28 McDermott awarded ethylene contract in Russia
17:05 IMO and Saudi Arabia organize course for members of three key regional maritime security agreements to promote maritime security
16:35 Topaz secures contract extension with BP for 12 vessels in Azerbaijan
16:05 Incat announces construction of a 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samso Rederi
15:52 Kalmar's Eco Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers to help Ter Haak Group Amsterdam improve the sustainability of its operations
15:31 Severnaya Verf lays down second processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Holding
15:08 German shipyard Lürssen launches project Fiji yacht named Madsummer
14:39 GoodFuels and REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker fuel first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel
14:13 Incat Crowther 35m ferry for Samso Rederi
13:55 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput on her first voyage under Arctic LNG 2 project
13:24 Andrei Chibis appointed Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
13:17 Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
12:40 Murmansk Region Governor announces resignation
12:00 Steel cut for first short-sea LNG bunker vessel for Eesti Gaas at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China
11:39 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
11:13 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:50 Doha to host Ports & Maritime Evolution, Rail & Logistics Evolution, Road & Logistics Evolution Qatar Assembly & Expo in September’19
10:27 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.16% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $60.24
10:08 MAN receives an order for two-stroke engines from Eastern Pacific Shipping
10:05 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning March, 21
09:59 2018 revenues of FSUE Rosmorport grew by 7% Y-o-Y to over RUB 26 billion
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 709 points
09:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
09:00 PSA, PFR and IFM investors partner to jointly acquire the deepwater container terminal Gdańsk from Macquarie infrastructure and Real Assets, MTAA SUPER, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super
08:36 Port Canaveral starts construction of new Cruise Terminal 3 complex
07:58 SeaKing Electrical completes DFDS ferry upgrades in France

2019 March 20

18:00 Insight Into Contemporary Seafaring workshop held at Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy
17:43 Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club
17:34 Wärtsilä prepares solutions for new state-of-the-art Wasaline ferry
17:34 Fire on Costa Smeralda under construction at Meyer Turku Shipyard not to affect building schedule
17:08 NOVATEK BoD recommends payment of RR 16.81 per ordinary share as 2018 dividend
16:46 Ukrainian seaports increased cargo handling by 2.5 million tons in January-February
16:22 ABP’s Hull Dry Bulks Terminal marks milestone handling biggest shipment
16:03 IMSSEA hosted “Maritime training and research activities” workshop
15:40 EU NAVFOR supports Somali / Ugandan maritime leadership training exercise course
15:21 Port of Long Beach Survey Director named
14:59 Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications appoints steering group to support reform of Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods
14:35 11 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 19-20
14:12 Nauticor and Destination Gotland start LNG bunkering in the port of Visby for MS “Visborg” with the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”
13:57 DNV GL has joined RAO/CIS Offshore 2019 as Sponsor of a conference session