• 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.




2020 July 8

18:11 Carnival Cruise Line sets ship delivery changes and related deployment plans
17:50 POWERGLOBE seeks for 10 years LNG vessel charter-agreement
17:27 Maritime partners unveil Autonomous Guard Vessel
17:03 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for August 2020
16:48 SaR operation in Singapore: man overboard incident
16:20 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 6M’2020 grew by 10% Y-o-Y
16:13 Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers
15:23 Port of Antwerp total throughput down by 4.9% in H1 2020
14:03 Wärtsilä introduces the system, designed to reliquefy boil-off gas onboard gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels
13:45 RF State Duna adopts a package of laws on privileges in the Arctic
13:12 PD Ports wins major pipeline contract with Global Manufacturer at Hartlepool
12:44 DCSA publishes standards for digital exchange of operational vessel schedules
12:18 Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship
12:11 Seanergy Maritime announces agreement to acquire a Capesize vessel with prompt delivery
11:55 Russian Fishery Company fleet renewal to reduce carbon footprint by 50%
11:29 Pella Shipyard delivers patrol boat of Project 03160
11:04 Austal delivers first of two 118 metre trimarans to Fred. Olsen Express
10:43 Barcelona Cruise Port obtains the 'Safe Travels' Stamp, as safe infrastructures preventing COVID-19
10:32 Throughput of Rosterminalugol in HI’2020 grew by 10% YoY
10:04 ESPO says EU Taxonomy should align with already defined sectoral sustainability criteria
09:40 Oil prices continue decreasing
09:37 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 08
09:23 Bunker prices rose at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 7

2020 July 7

18:06 ZIM unveils new digital services
17:49 Great Arctic Regatta started in Saint Petersburg
17:27 Crude exports via Kozmino in HI’2020 grew by 5% YoY
17:02 Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig returning to Johan Sverdrup
16:35 Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme
16:12 Alfa Laval takes its service offer to the next level through remote service guidance
15:56 New ferry line Baltic Link launched at the port of Riga
15:28 RF Government allocates RUB 320 million to subsidize shipping companies
15:02 ABP delivers project cargo using North Lincolnshire’s waterways
14:32 Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch initiative for hydrogen road transport
14:02 Konecranes to deliver mobile harbor crane to new terminal in Trieste
13:46 Bunker prices rise at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:32 KNOT concludes long-term charter contract with PetroChina for shuttle tanker
13:11 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
12:49 Throughput of Vostochny Port in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
12:30 GTT Training and Wavelink Maritime Institute in collaboration to deliver LNG training in Singapore
12:23 Tom Hautekiet becomes new CEO Port of Zeebrugge
12:01 IMO endorses guidance on ensuring seafarers’ access to medical care onshore
11:58 NRP facilitates long-term financing for a newbuilt arctic container vessel
11:00 The CMA CGM Group simplifies its trade network on the Transpacific trade
10:52 First jacket successfully installed at Moray East, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm
10:52 Aker Arctic joins ePIcenter project
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 07
10:08 Zvezda shipyard starts steel cutting for nuclear-powered icebreaker Rossiya, Project 10510
09:31 Oil prices are decreasing
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of July 6
08:40 Klaveness Combination Carriers secures the first sustainability linked bank financing in Norwegian shipping

2020 July 6

19:07 Equinor awarded framework contract for engineering and installation services on Statfjord
18:27 CMA CGM to launch Round the Africa service
18:07 APM Terminals Buenos Aires facilitates first ever export of lemons from Argentina to China
17:31 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic in 6M’2020 reached 14.8 million tonnes
17:30 Kloosterboer starts construction of Cool Port II at City Terminal Rotterdam
17:06 ArcelorMittal issues invitation to tender for heat network in North Sea Port
16:45 Damen delivers five zero emissions propulsion ferries to Arriva in Copenhagen
16:12 Kvaerner improves financial results and outlook
15:32 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 9,623 in RF spot market