• 2019 November 7 17:06

    Darius Šilenskis appointed as the new CEO of KN

    The Board of KN (AB “Klaipėdos nafta”), the Oil and LNG Terminal Operator, appointed Darius Šilenskis as the new CEO of the Company.  Until now, D. Šilenskis held the position of director of KN Oil business, the company says in a press release.

    “KN has prepared new business strategy, which establishes number of ambitious goals for the company for the next ten years. When making a decision regarding the most suitable candidate for the position of CEO of KN, in depth understanding and knowledge of energy sector and energy business field, competence of business development, experience of working with international clients, orientation towards result as well as potential to unite the teams toward them, are important. According to the Board members, D. Šilenskis is the best candidate to meet these requirements and expectations”, - says Giedrius Dusevičius, Chairman of the Board.
     
    The selection procedure of the new CEO was carried out by Independent Board of KN in cooperation with international executive search companies applying the best corporate governance practices. 26 candidates applied for the position.
     
    “The selection process was very competitive – strong, successful and professional candidates applied for the position of general manager of the company. We believe, that Darius understanding of regional and global energy markets and ability to coordinate business and strategic interests will be very valuable to the company at its current organizational development stage”, - notices Chairman of the Board.
     
    D. Šilenskis has been working for KN for the last five years. Until now he held the position of Director of KN Oil Business, before that – Director of the Commerce. Before KN, D. Šilenskis worked at the different companies of oil concern „PKN Orlen“, where he held various leading positions. D. Šilenskis also held office of Commerce director at the company „Krovinių terminalas“.
     
    D. Šilenskis has a degree of Executive Master's in Business Administration (EMBA), MA in Business Management, MA in Law (International Maritime Law study programme).
     
    “I see KN as a very vibrant, growing and rapidly changing organization. We are currently at a very interesting stage, when, due to trends dictated by the environment, we have to fundamentally transform our business. Taken this context, among my top priorities is the development of organization, which is flexible, efficient and capable to quickly adapt to changing needs of customers, at the epicentre of which is united, efficient and result oriented team”, - says newly appointed CEO of KN.
     
    According to Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy, high expectations for the new KN CEO are set. “The major task of a new head of KN is to ensure that the team of this strategic company successful implements the set ambitious targets and meets the expectations of shareholders. The first target is the continuity of the current strategic energy security projects and the implementation of decisions adopted by the Seimas in seeking to ensure the long-term LNG supply in Lithuania and reduce the cost of security component for all consumers. The second target is the ability to successfully compete in the oil loading sector. The third target is to enter the global market by developing and operating LNG terminals,“ emphasizes Minister of Energy.
     
    D. Šilenskis shall begin his duties as CEO of KN from 11 November, 2019.




2019 November 17

16:12 Port of Dover wins ESPO Award 2019
14:47 Aker Solutions and leading operators join forces to qualify subsea gas separation
14:12 Wight Shipyard Co to build an innovative hybrid CTV for CWind
12:42 PSA Marine and Wartsila join hands to tackle climate emergency
11:38 A.P. Moller-Maersk improves operational profitability
10:15 ABS and Arista launch smart shipping journey

2019 November 16

16:42 Team Tankers International Ltd. announces Q3 2019 results
15:02 GasLog places NOK 900M of senior unsecured bonds due 2024
14:23 BTG and GoodFuels preparing for major investment in bio-refinery to support shipping’s low carbon fuels demands
13:41 Third L-class delivered in China
12:32 Seaspan to purchase a fleet of six containerships on long-term charter for $380 million
11:28 Mammoet inks agreement with Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal to strengthen presence along East Coast
10:18 Metal Sharks delivers pilot boat duo to BCMT

2019 November 15

18:09 Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Aida Perla passenger just off Ponce, Puerto Rico
17:48 Sovcomflot reports its results for third quarter and nine months of 2019
17:23 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate to achieve clean energy shipping
17:15 Bollinger Shipyards contracted to build ocean transport barge
17:00 Composit supports 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
16:57 Ulstein unveils its concept of the first hydrogen powered offshore vessel
16:36 RF Government separates positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
16:14 IMO holds training on impacts of anti-fouling systems and ships’ biofouling on marine environment
15:39 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
15:11 New Wärtsilä Expertise Centre provides value-adding lifecycle support
14:57 LUKOIL commissions phase three facilities at Filanovsky field
14:30 NSR cargo traffic totaled 26 million tonnes year-to-date, up 63.5% YoY
14:13 Georgia Ports Authority up 3.5 percent to 428,400 TEU in October 2019
13:13 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Medusa with Cargill
12:51 Multipurpose Reloading Complex reports 4-fold increase of allocations for environment protection to RUB 11.5 million
12:32 ABI Research: Commercial fleets looking to tech to accelerate ROI in the face of rising costs, competition, and uncertainty
12:13 Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director
11:28 ESL Shipping participates in Intelligence Hunt
11:00 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada West Coast to worldwide destinations (Excluding EU, Russia & USA)
10:41 Delft Dynamics, Next Ocean and Damen perform qualification test in North Sea
10:40 Gremyashii corvette of RF Navy’s Nothern Fleet to be tested in White Sea
10:16 Training ship Perekop of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet arrives in Republic of Myanmar
09:54 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 15
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.45% to $62.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.06
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,364 points

2019 November 14

18:19 French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ new headquarters in Marseille
18:00 Boosting handling of cargo bound for Arctic considered as strategic development vector of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
17:41 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.92 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'2019, down 5.1% Y-o-Y
17:20 Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel work together on the development of a CCUS project in the North Sea Canal area
16:49 Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan orders third Fast Crew Supplier this year to support offshore wind ambitions
16:36 Main engines loaded onto second serial ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
16:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:59 Yevgeny Savkin appointed as General Director of Novyie Kommunalnyie Tehnologii in Ust-Luga port
15:15 The ICS and ECSA call for immediate and effective intervention after yet another attack in the Gulf of Guinea
15:12 Restoration of 90 year old Amsterdam bridge by Niron Staal
14:43 Expert forecasts scrubbers to consume some 600,000 barrels of heavy fuel per day in 2020
14:14 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
13:32 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 630 million in development in 9M’19, up 53% YoY
13:11 MOL earns AIP for design of bow wind-shield, ultra-large containership
12:30 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
11:23 Aleksey Rykovanov appointed as General Director of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
11:01 Arista Shipping starts the path to smart shipping operations with an ocean data agreement with ABS
10:39 RF Government supports expansion of Murmansk Transport Hub capacity to 65 million tonnes by 2035
10:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 14
10:02 WesCom Signal and Rescue goes green at METSTRADE 2019