• 2018 October 19 16:04

    KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares

    KN (AB “Klaipėdos nafta”) – the operator of oil products and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, says it will be the first state-owned company to part of rewards to its employees via the shares of the company. This change in the company’s employee motivation policy must also be approved by the company’s shareholders at the general shareholders’ meeting, which will take place on November 8.
     
    The rules of the company’s share granting submitted to the shareholders for approval specify that in 2019, up to 50% of the annual reward for the 2018 results paid by the company to its employees may consist from the company’s shares. Ordinary shares of the company will be gifted to employees.
    According to Mindaugas Jusius, KN CEO, with this decision the company seeks to enhance the employees’ motivation for achievement of long-term goals of the company, enhance the employee involvement and promote the responsibility for common operational results.
     
    “KN focuses on operation in Lithuania as well as on the international scale. Therefore, it is very important for us to unite and preserve a team of ambitious, competent, motivated and loyal employees concerned with the long-term growth of the company. By granting the company’s shares to our employees we give them the possibility to become co-owners of the company and acquire the right to participate in the company management irrespective of their position or status in the organisation,” the head of KN emphasised.
     
    According to Mindaugas Jusius, it is rather difficult for a state-owned company to use only wages to compete for talents with private capital companies, therefore, the organisational philosophy and culture become very important. The planned changes in the motivational system are a part of consistent modification of the KN organisational culture.
     
    With the new generation of employees joining the labour market, we have to show that state-owned companies can be progressive organisations following the recommendations of good governance, which have ambitious aims and provide wide possibilities for employees to grow and improve professionally. That is why we included our team into the process of renewal of the company’s virtues in the end of the last year, and we have been intensively working in pursuance of a business strategy by 2030, revising employees’ wages and measurement system for it to meet the current requirements while enhancing the employees’ personal involvement and motivation,” said Mindaugas Jusius.
     
    After the decision offered by KN is approved by the shareholders, the reserve for own shares from the undistributed profit, which may not exceed 1.5% of the company capitalisation, must be formed. The size of the reserve will be closely related with the internal and long-term aims of the company and its human resources policy.
     
    According to the company’s remuneration guide, the annual reward to the company’s employees will be granted when the company achieves its business goals, and the size of the reward will be established with regard to the employees’ personal achievements within the company.
     
    At the annual awards “Best employer of the year” organised by the daily “Verslo žinios” KN was elected as the best employer of 2018 in the sectors of transport and logistics. Best employers of the year were awarded based on the assessment of 3 groups of indicators: company stability, wages and reputation.
     
    The state owns 72% of KN shares, 10% of shares belong to the concern “Achema”, and 18% of the company’s shares currently belong to minority shareholders and dealing takes place in “Nasdaq Vilnius” stock-exchange.




2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
10:51 ABS and HHI pioneer Cyber Security standard for new vessels
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $56.05
10:11 OOCL introduces new Asia – South Africa direct services
09:58 A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag - Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association
09:38 ASW Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet completed a call to the Republic of Djibouti