The administration of Lithuanian Klaipeda port is currently developing a master plan for improvement of the port during the next 15 years, released the director for marketing and general issues Arturas Drungilas. Among the main directions are two trends: the development of the port in the southern part of the harbor and the construction of an out-of-port port in the sea. The completed infrastructural works include the reconstruction of quays Number 1 and Number 2 for Klaipedos Nafta bulk cargo. Moreover, the shipping channel is prepared for deepening near the terminal berthing wall from 15.00 to 17.00 m.
The plans are also to develop a terminal for transshipment of liquefied gas, in particular, for bunkering vessels. The Klasko berth Number 10 will be rebuilt due to dredging.
In addition, the port authorities and the Latvian construction company LNK will built a protective wall along the Curonian Spit for the further deepening of the shipping channel from 11.00 to 14.50 m. The project is projected for commence in 2017/2018.
Port of Klaipėda is a seaport located in Lithuania. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania. It serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport. Regular passenger ferry lines connect to Kiel, Karlshamn and other European cities.