Posts tagged as Klaipeda port

Lukashenko’s bluff pushing Lithuanian businesses out of Belarus

Monday, September 21, 2020

While Lithuanian businesses in Belarus took the threat by Alexander Lukashenko to close the borders as a bluff, the uncertainty has been affecting their work and they are now considering moving to Lithuania. “We are tired of constant uncertainty in Belarus,” said Jurgis Adomavičius, head of the customs mediation company Monolit Prom Invest in Belarus According to the businessman, the Belarusian government often issues orders hastily, so the possibility of…

Klaipėda port should diversify in view of Lukashenko’s threats

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Lithuania’s Klaipėda port should reduce its reliance on Belarusian cargo, an economist argues, an issue brought into sharp relief by Alexander Lukashenko’s threats to divert business from Lithuania. Žygimantas Mauricas of Luminor bank believes Lukashenko’s threats should act as an impulse for the port to reconsider its future. “One should not bet all investment money on one card [Belarus] and perhaps that’s a good impulse for the port of Klaipeda…

Diesel spill named source of sea pollution in Klaipėda Port

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Diesel fuel was spilled in the waters of the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipėda on Sunday, according to the preliminary results of the Environmental Protection Agency’s investigation into the pollution incident. A cleanup operation involving the Navy, border guards and the Fire and Rescue Service was launched after a stain of oil products was spotted in the port’s waters early on Sunday. Water samples were taken at three locations – in…

Lithuania ready to increase Belarusian transit volumes via Klaipėda port

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lithuania is ready to increase transit volumes of Belarusian goods via its Klaipėda Seaport, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday after discussing bilateral relations and economic cooperation with incoming Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Valery Baranovsky. “Lithuania is ready to continue cooperating with Belarus on the transit of goods via Lithuania’s territory and Klaipėda Seaport, and to increase its volumes if possible,” according to a statement released by the Lithuanian…

Chinese investment into Klaipeda port can undermine security

Monday, July 29, 2019

Chinese investment into the construction of an outer deep-water port in Lithuania’s port of Klaipeda can undermine national security, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. He also called against pushing the deep-water port project through too hard as there are still disagreements on its need and it will have major environmental impact. “That pushing through so hard, I think, is not very sensible, all the more so, we still don’t have…

Lithuanian PM urges minister to ensure Klaipeda port’s smooth operation after firing CEO

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis called on Transport and Communications Minister Rokas Masiulis on Monday to ensure that the Klaipeda seaport continues to operate successfully after sacking its CEO Arvydas Vaitkus. “According to the prime minister, the minister must ensure that the port continues to operate smoothly and deliver exceptional economic benefit to the Lithuanian economy,” Skvernelis’ spokesman, Tomas Berzinskas, told BNS. “The prime minister underlines the Klaipeda State Seaport’s special importance to Lithuania.…