• 2020 March 30 10:50

    KN moves its LNG Terminal from its normal location due to cleaning work

    From March 30 to April 5, the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) will be moved from the usual location of the terminal near Kiaulės Nugara Island as the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (KSSA) will carry out the cleaning of the port waters. During this period, the operation of Independence facility will be temporarily suspended, KN says in a press release.
     
    On the afternoon of March 30 FSRU Independence will be disconnected from the gas supply system and gas transmission equipment and will be moored at the quay of Klaipėdos Smeltė AB.
     
    Darius Šilenskis, the CEO of KN (Klaipėdos Nafta AB), says that “Sediment cleaning works in the mooring zone of Independence, the LNG Terminal storage facility, will be carried out for the third time, therefore this temporary re-mooring and suspension of operations of the LNG vessel is not a new experience for us, and we already did this successfully two times. Nevertheless, this time the re-mooring operation was prepared for diligently, thoroughly, and in advance”.

    He adds that certain technical maintenance work is also planned at the time the operation of Independence is temporarily suspended.

    The Head of KN states that “During the COVID-19 pandemic, for the sake of maximum safety, we will only carry out the work we are capable of doing on our own. We will also organize everything so that there is minimal contact between the people who work and those who carry out these inspections. Inspection of LNG Terminal automatics, electrical, and fire protection systems will be carried out as well as the maintenance of the gasline and mooring equipment. For the time being, maintenance work that requires the help of external contractors is scheduled for the fall”.

    The Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, which organizes the cleaning of the ports waters, informs that it will be carried out by the Belgian company Jan De Nul N. V. The aim is to ensure that the bottom cleaning works are carried out as quickly as possible and that the LNG Terminal operations will be resumed according to the intended plan.

    Vidmantas Paukštė, Director of Infrastructure of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, deputising for the General Manager, says that “Sediment cleaning works in the mooring place of LNG Terminal Independence are carried out with prior approval by all authorities. We expect the weather to be favorable and that the Belgian company Jan De Nul N. V. will finish the work on time, i. e. by the 5th of April. The excavation of about 50,000 cubic meters of soil is planned”.




2020 June 5

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18:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Europe to Indian Ocean Islands
17:35 Teesport welcomes largest containership
17:05 EUROGATE Intermodal appoints Christopher Beplat as a new managing director
16:50 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 6.4% in May 2020
16:35 DNV GL performs over twenty remote wind turbine inspections globally in times of COVID-19 related-travel restrictions
16:05 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
15:28 Acquisition and recapitalisation of Royal IHC finalised
14:18 First of two Austal's 118 metre trimarans for Fred. Olsen completes sea trials in Australia
13:56 Rosmorrechflot announces new competition for construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem
13:29 Zvezda Shipyard stars cutting steel for yet another Aframax tanker
13:01 Keppel enters into framework deed with Borr Drilling to defer scheduled delivery of rigs
12:01 Port of Rotterdam Authority decides to hold RFT for transport service along Container Exchange Route
11:47 Yevgeny Ditrikh takes helm of STLC Board of Directors
11:04 The second largest container vessels in the world, now has its “Socarrat”
10:41 Oil prices rise within $1
10:28 Marseille Maersk sets up new record for the port of Rotterdam
10:23 Training exercise held with rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern fleet to assist emergency ship in the Arctic
10:00 RF Navy's oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky entered the North Sea
09:39 Bunker prices rise at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:18 Baltic Dry Index on June 4
08:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 05

2020 June 4

18:20 Wärtsilä to supply Europe's most modern simulator for inland shipping training
18:02 Dutch innovative app trains 10,000 process industry workers in Singapore during Covid-19 lockdown
17:47 Singapore Maritime and Ports Authority issues guidelines for crew change
17:25 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
17:02 China Merchants Group's emergency working group of the prevention and control of COVID-19 holds 20th meeting
16:34 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’2020 fell by 24.2% Y-o-Y
16:02 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v G. P. Zafirakis with Koch
15:41 NS Power's crew rescues two people in the Andaman Sea
15:23 RS Rules update: hybrid propulsion
15:02 Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections
14:32 DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
14:02 150 trapped eels rescued at the Port of Gothenburg
13:48 Bunker price are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company extends the seasonal blanking programme on its Asia–Europe network
13:01 Wärtsilä offers new remote service to overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions
12:31 DEME to build the Scheldt tunnel
12:03 Havyard presents new design concept for zero-emission sightseeing vessels
11:45 Annual throughput of Murmansk Transport Hub to be raised to 100 million tonnes
11:23 Construction of automated gate complex commences at APM Terminals Aarhus
11:10 Port of Zeebrugge joins the International Port Community Systems Association
10:58 Jiangnan Shipyard and Gabadi teams complete construction of the first LNG tank as part of an LNG-fuelled container ship project
10:57 AS Tallink Grupp Statistics for May 2020
10:33 More departures added for Helsinki-Tallinn route vessel Star from 4 June 2020
10:11 Oil prices go down by 1.48%-2.06%
10:00 CMA CGM cancels Low Sulphur Surcharge from July 1st, 2020
09:52 Russia’s leading shipping companies suggest development of ATB services by the USA example
09:40 PIER71 launches Smart Port Challenge 2020 with New Venture Capital Partners for maritime tech start-ups investments
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 04
09:14 Baltic Dry Index on June 3

2020 June 3

18:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves construction of operational water area under Obskiy LNG project
18:03 Cargotec’s Kalmar and MacGregor to help drive development of connected automated waterborne transport through participation in AEGIS project
17:46 Rosmorport announced tender to reconstruct coastal facilities of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry service
17:24 RF Government approved allocation of RUB 60.5 billion for Russian Railways’ BAM and Transsib projects in 2020
17:02 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July, August and September 2020
16:35 Russian Railways CEO says railway link with Murmansk to be restored by June 23
16:11 Transport route to link Quy Nhon Port with Northeast Asia
15:49 Rosatomflot completed escorting Vladimir Voronin gas carrier along the Northern Sea Route
15:33 Fincantieri and ENI extend an agreement in the field of circular economy and decarbonisation