• 2018 October 17 09:42

    KN invests in environmental protection measures

    KN (AB “Klaipėdos nafta”) says it has submitted to environmental authorities and Klaipėda City communities the Plan of Environmental Measures, which provides for the measures and commitment to further perform sustainable activities and ensure the highest level of environmental standards.   KN investments into the environmental field are expected to reach EUR 8 million by the end of 2021. 
     
    Part of the measures specified in the plan are currently being implemented, and the other part is closely related to the developments in the company.
     
    “We hear the comments of communities’ representatives related to environmental protection, therefore, we listen to their comments and pay further exceptional attention to the field. We constantly seek for effective solutions aimed at air quality improvement, and in the drafted Plan of Environmental Measures we commit not only to invest into the current infrastructure, but also to ensure adherence to the highest standards in the implementation of the company’s development,” Mindaugas Jusius, KN CEO said.
     
    The Plan of Environmental Measures drafted by KN specialists provides for modernisation of the two most powerful boiler burners of the boiler house of the terminal and for equipment of volatile organic compounds (VOC) vapour collection and cleaning machinery. VOC vapour will be collected from heavy oil product storage tank park as well as from currently developed light oil product storage tank park. The collected vapours will be cleaned in VOC vapour cleaning devices. The planned modernisation of the oil terminal quays will also involve double enhancement of the VOC vapour combustion equipment.
     
    The Institute for Environmental Research and Planning has evaluated the plan drafted by KN specialists and has drafted the VOC and vapour dispersion schemes. According to this plan and the dispersion schemes it is expected that the implementation of the measures provided for in the plan will decrease the VOC concentration in the territories neighbouring the company by nearly 36%, and the vapour concentration by 50%, i.e. from 1 European odour unit, which is sometimes recorded, to 0.5–0.3 unit.
     
    The implementation of the Plan of Environmental Measures is closely related to the pace of the public procurement procedures and the implementation of KN development. It is planned that the measures specified in the plan will be implemented by the end of 2021 and KN investments into the field of environmental protection will reach EUR 8 million.
     
    The Plan of Environmental Measures drafted by KN was also presented to the heads of the Klaipėda City, who positively evaluate the company’s aspirations.
     
    “All companies, the activities of which may cause inconveniences to residents, must be seriously concerned with investment into measures, which can help control pollution and vapours. The plan of environmental activities presented by “Klaipėdos nafta” is optimistic. The city aspires to create a sustainable business and residential neighbourhood, therefore, I hope that not only “Klaipėdos nafta”, but also other companies will demonstrate their goodwill in the matter,” Mayor of Klaipėda Vytautas Grubliauskas said.
     
    In addition to preparation of environmental measures, in 2018, KN has organised meetings with communities’ representatives and presented current and planned environmental measures, established a special phone line to report on unpleasant odours, which may possibly originate from the oil terminal territory, and has constantly publicised the monitoring data of the impact on the air.
     
    The monitoring has showed that in implementing its activities, the company does not exceed the level of the allowed pollution, and in May 2018, the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory, drafted odour dispersion schemes based on the taken samples and established that the odour concentration in air in the residential and public territory neighbouring the company does not exceed the allowed threshold of the odour concentration.




2018 November 20

18:21 Igor Levitin suggests separating positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
18:06 MAN Energy Solutions wins order to supply the engine for a new dredger in southern China
17:53 Workshop aimed at building oil pollution preparedness and response capacity held in the Republic of Guinea
17:36 “K” Line announces delivery of new LPG carrier for Gyxis Corporation
17:18 Atomflot: first delivery of fish by NSR expected in summer-autumn season of 2019
17:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Sideris GS with Berge Bulk
16:47 Rashid Sharipov as Chairman of the Board of Directors NCSP BoD
16:25 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launched second POSS-115 Project tug
16:04 OOCL announces improvements to Asia – Middle East 1 and Asia – Middle East 3
15:50 Storage area line launched at Vostochny Port’s Phase 3
15:34 New overpass at Maasvlakte 2 opens
15:03 Port of Oakland works to reduce impact of trucks
14:33 The port of Marseille Fos is engaged in reducing shipemissions by developing LNG as a marine fuel
14:03 Teesport Intermodal Rail Terminal celebrates fourth anniversary
13:43 12th Transport of Russia Forum and Exhibition opens in Moscow
13:10 Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411
13:02 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:38 CCCC Dredging supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
11:54 Concession agreement signed for construction of coal terminal “Lavna”
11:30 OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2
10:45 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet escorts Indian civilian vessel in the Gulf of Aden
10:23 Russian Railways’ BoD makes decision on discounts for cargo transportation in 2019
10:00 Brent Crude futures price down 0.39% to $66.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $57.06
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,023 points
08:51 Valenciaport container vilume increased by 4.78% in the last twelve months
07:51 Klaveness Combination Carriers declares option for sixth combination carrier newbuild

2018 November 19

18:37 IMO holds workshop boosting maritime security in Gulf of Guinea
18:05 MOL conducts tabletop drill for LNG carrier
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to start new Asia – Gulf Service (AGS)
17:43 Busan Port Authority signs Letter of Intent for the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
17:01 Ocean Network Express expands the partnership of Asia - South America
16:32 BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled
16:05 Port of Hamburg railborne container transport up 4.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018
15:44 FESCO and DB Cargo plan to launch joint transit shipments from China to Europe via Kaliningrad
15:10 Costamare announces the acquisition of the York Capital majority interest in five 14,000 TEU containerships
14:56 Half a billion tones of Kazakhstan oil lifted from CPC Marine Terminal
14:47 Saipem 7000 semi-submersible at Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS upgrade
14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills
13:59 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-September totaled 105,253 thousand tons
13:11 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,660 in RF spot market
12:47 ABP invests over £1 million on a rooftop solar project at the Port of Goole
12:18 Damen supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor
12:00 The Fjords plans to add another all electric passenger vessel to its fleet
11:36 TOTE Services' Philip Greene Jr. retires next year
11:02 Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning KNVTS Ship of the Year Award
10:44 Port of Oakland cargo volume up 3.9 percent in August - October 2018
10:43 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 9.4% to 6.34 million tonnes in 10M’18
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $67.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.02% to $57.26
09:57 Media Group PortNews issues special edition of its magazine for Transport Week 2018
09:35 Rosmorrechflot reduced operation period of locks in Volga-Don Basin
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,031 points

2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy
14:26 Lockheed Martin gets $282M contract mod for four MMSCs project
14:13 Ulstein Verft starts construction of largest hybrid ship for Color Line
13:41 Klaveness extends contract of affreightment with South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
12:06 PaxOcean wins three newbuilding contracts from Royal IHC

2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste