Attractiveness of the Port of Klaipeda
Due to geographical and historical factors the Baltic Sea serves as the main link between East and West. For many CIS and Middle East states the Baltic Sea is the shortest way to Western Europe and America, and for the Far East states serves as the most convenient transit route to Europe.
The Port of Klaipeda is the utmost northern ice-free port in eastern Baltic. It is the largest and most important transport node of Lithuania bringing together sea, road and railway routes from East and West. Even in coldest winters the port assures smooth shipping and unhindered cargo handling. Located on the crossroads of international freight corridors, the port serves as a bridge between the markets of CIS and Central Asia on the one hand, and European Union on the other.
The Port of Klaipeda tranships a large variety of cargoes: oil products, break-bulk, containerized cargo, bulk and liquid fertilisers, minerals and chemicals, agricultural products, metals and ores, ro-ro cargo, construction materials, liquid and frozen foodstuffs, timber, off-gauge cargo and heavy loads and many other types of cargo. The port provides services to passengers of ro-pax and cruise vessels.
The modern port is no more just a place for exchange of cargo, today it is an important node in the dynamic supply chains. It often becomes an essential competitive advantage for the country’s economy, therefore it is important to utilize this potential advantage to the full extent.