Port of Klaipeda - is the northernmost ice-free port on the Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, deep-water port. Port is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is the most important and largest Lithuanian transport hub, connecting sea, land and railway routes from East and West.
The depth of the entrance channel of port is 15,0 m. The depth of the inner channel is 14,5 m. The port can accept large-tonnage vessels: dry-cargo - up to 100,000 DWT, tankers - up to 160,000 DWT, container ships - 8000 TEU.
14 large company of stevedoring, shipbuilding and ship repair work in the port providing all services related to marine business and cargo handling.
More than 800 different companies carry out associated with the Port of Klaipeda activity.
In addition, further created around 185 000 jobs that are indirectly related to the activities of the port.
Activities of the Port of Klaipeda, subject indirectly related to the operation of the port, creating 18% of the total gross domestic product of Lithuania. In the year of the port takes about 7000 vessels. Trade relations are maintained with 65 countries.
Port of Klaipeda is state. Lands and waters, waterworks, navigation paths and channels, wharves and other infrastructure owned by the state. All of these objects on the Rights of the trust manages and deals with the development of the state enterprise Klaipeda State Seaport Authority. By signing the lease of land to the Port Authority, the economic and commercial activity in the port carried out by private stevedoring companies, ship-repair and shipbuilding companies and other port companies.
Records of Port of Klaipeda are:
Petroleum products was turnover in 9 360 000 tons like record annual in 2008
36.59 million tons of cargo is the highest annual turnover achieved of Port of Klaipeda in 2011
Cattle in 1080 the total number of goals like a special cargo was moored boat "Abou Karim IV" on the pier №142 with a total weight of 611.175 tons in january 11, 2014. This is the first transport of special cargo - the party of cattle, not only in the history of Klaipeda port, but in the history of the ports on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
12 372 000 tons is the highest rates of turnover of fertilizers about the month was achieved in April 2014
10,31 million tons was a record number of bulk fertilizers in 2014
57 797 tourists was arrived in the port of Klaipeda by cruise ships in 2014
Also records in 2013 are:
- 31 531 000 tons is agricultural products
- 10 048 000 tons is ore
- 2 153.5 000 tons is raw and processed minerals and construction materials