• 2019 December 6 17:55

    More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda

    The services, related to the activity of the port’s towboats, become more high-speed and simplified in the Port of Klaipėda. This is enabled by the modernized shipping line management information system (LUVIS).

    The application of the work organisation of the port towboats was created under the order of the public institution Klaipėda State Seaport Authority. Henceforth, paper documentation in this segment is being replaced by the electronic format, this really optimises the works, saves time and expenditure. Two towboat companies - Towmar Baltic UAB and Klasco Towage Assistance AB - perform their activity in the port.

    "The infrastructure being developed, the increasing load and speed of loading also influence the segment of towboat services – it is necessary to provide the towing services quicker and on time. Bigger ships arrive to the port, the idle time of which in the port is expensive and there isn’t much time for filling the paper documents. Also, when big ships pass each other in the canal, there emerged the necessity of providing the towing services for several ships at the same time. These and other circumstances matured an idea of speeding up the formation of the services of the port towboats in a different way other than transferring and accepting the documents near the side of the high ship", – says Gediminas Rubys, the director of Klasco Towage Assistance AB.

    According to him, at the moment, it can be already stated that the module of towing services operates perfectly well and the companies, providing port towing services, were convinced that it is proper solution saving expensive time of port towboats and increasing the efficiency of the towboat services.

    "We are glad that the Port Authority initiated this, as it was a necessary step towards process digitalisation. Undoubtedly, the benefit of mobile application will be universal, as we will avoid long-lasting document formation during the ship mooring, the quality and speed of the transferred information will improve", – states the head of Towmar Baltic UAB, Tomas Zabulionis.

    Henceforth, the work becomes simplified not only for the towboat companies, but also for port customers and captains of arriving ships.

    "We regularly develop the existing information systems of the port, we implement innovative solutions for making the services of the Port of Klaipėda attractive. On purpose of having the competitive advantage of the port, we try to keep pace with innovations", – says the head of the Department of Technology of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, Algimantas Žygus.

    LUVIS system was modernized by CGI Lithuania UAB. Two thirds of the price of the project was paid by the towboat companies operating in the port.

    LUVIS system is intended for managing the shipping line processes of big and small ships in the port, for the registration of port dues, data information systems of other institutions and provision of electronic services using the one-stop principle. This system is being regularly modernised by increasing the efficiency of the port’s activity.

2020 October 30

17:06 Port of Melbourne releases its 2020 Sustainability Report
16:56 BC Ferries' third battery electric hybrid vessel launches at Damen Shipyard
16:45 Rosmorport took part in the 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference
15:21 General Prosecutor's Office confirmed Vostochny Port’s compliance with Presidential instructions on transition to closed coal handling
14:19 Fuelling the industry: Low-emission development strategies at the 7th International LNG Congress
14:03 VARD to build a second advanced stern trawler for Luntos
13:36 Amursky Shipyard launches Ro-Ro ferry and ice-class rescue ship
13:13 Shuttle service to COSCO’s European hub from Vado Gateway commences
13:10 BlueWater Reporting issues intra-Asia container shipping report
12:37 DNV GL hits remote survey hat trick with 20K surveys, 2-year anniversary and new Operational Centre
11:49 Ivan Radchenko appointed as General Manager at Moby Dik Terminal
11:14 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port increased its throughput by 10% in 9M’2020
10:38 IAA PortNews thanks partners and sponsors of 4th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference
10:17 The CMA CGM Champs Elysees joins the fleet
10:05 Arctic LNG 2 ice-class tanker fleet formation completed
09:43 Bunker Market this morning, Oct 30
09:40 Bunker prices go down in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:23 Oil prices are recovering
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 29

2020 October 29

18:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Straits – Bangladesh Express Service
18:09 Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
17:56 Bill on corporatization of FSUE Rosmorport submitted to RF Government
17:56 Hapag-Lloyd announces winter surcharge to and from St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga
17:30 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin Branch purchased 5 tugboats
17:05 Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions
16:59 Romania’s border authorities using EMSA RPAS for coast guard surveillance
16:35 Jon Fredrik Baksaas appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board
16:17 Nordion Energi moves closer to the aim of 100% green energy by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
16:01 Port of Los Angeles streamlines online permit process
15:28 MABUX released Bunker Weekly Outlook
15:22 Bunker prices are slightly down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:20 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from China to Russia
15:01 Partnership agreement between leading Hamburg Port Authority and Tanger Med Port Authority
14:36 Port Kolomna takes delivery of multibucket dredger of Project 3409
14:11 MAN compressor technology for largest FPSO vessel offshore Brazil
13:53 Novatek to launch LNG terminal in Rostock (Germany) in 2023
13:30 Rosatom looks into using barges for LNG delivery to Arctic regions
13:11 IMEC and ITF opens big quarantine and testing facility in Manila
12:52 RS grants GASA to GTT’s Mark III Technology
12:29 Rosatom expects reactor plants RITM-200 to be efficient for container carriers and oil tankers
12:10 GTT entrusted by Zvezda with the tank design of ten ARC7 ice-breaking LNG сarriers
11:48 USC forecasts complete transition of shipping industry to electric propulsion in 20-25 years
11:30 Rijkswaterstaat has awarded the enlargement of the Twente canals to a consortium of Van Oord - Hakkers - Beens
11:09 DSV Panalpina acquires Prime Cargo
10:50 Novatek to put into operation 30,000-cbm gas carrier under Cryogas-Vysotsk project in 2022
10:37 Volvo Penta IMO III marine generator sets help power five electric ferries in Norway
10:09 International Association of Dredging Companies signs major strategic collaboration agreement with FIDIC
09:51 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 29
09:46 Three LNG-powered product tankers for shipment of stable gas condensate from Ust-Luga to be delivered in 2022-23
09:24 Oil prices show slight increase
09:20 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six French Navy vessels
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 28

2020 October 28

18:15 Sri Lanka's East Container Terminal inaugurates for operations
17:51 Tallink Grupp makes temporary changes to Tallinn-Helsinki route schedule from 29 October 2020
17:30 Key element of Russia’s collider facility NICA transshipped in Bronka
17:06 GONDAN delivers new fishing stern trawler to Prestfjord AS
16:39 Rosmorrechflot resumes work on programme for encouraging LNG-powered shipping
16:13 Cavotec launches next generation MoorMaster
16:05 CNL awarded Transport Canada contract to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector
15:48 Profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders amounted to RUB 24.1 billion in 9M’2020