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Smeltė administracinis pastatasJoint-stock stevedoring company Klaipedos Smelte is a modern and thrusting enterprise based in Klaipeda port. The company provides handling and storage of containers, heavy-lift and project cargo, frozen fish and meat products, as well as various  packed cargoes. Annual throughput capability of Klaipedos Smelte currently exceeds 9 million tons. Internal shunting of rail wagons with own locomotives as well as other services related to cargo handling are part of company’s service pack provided to clients.

Klaipedos Smelte is part of the worldwide container terminal network controlled by company Terminal Investment Limited (TIL). With a portfolio of 38 terminals located in various continents, TIL closely cooperates with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global container shipping line that holds the second position in container volumes moved by sea. Central office of TIL is located in Geneva (Switzerland).

Klaipedos Smelte is a member of Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies Association, Lithuanian Logistics Association and Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

International shipping lines, global and local freight forwarders, also exporters and importers of cargoes form the list company’s clients.

Historical facts

  • July 1945. Official opening of Klaipeda fishing harbor that will later on develop into Klaipedos Smelte.
  • August 1998. Establishment of Joint-stock stevedoring company Klaipedos Smelte.
  • July 2006. Klaipedos Smelte container terminal launched at newly constructed berths. First call of a container vessel received on August 30.
  • October 2007. New cold store terminal launched at Klaipedos Smelte, first vessel with frozen fish received on October 12.
  • September 2008. Global container terminal operator – company Terminal Investment Limited acquired the controlling share at Klaipedos Smelte.
  • June 2015. Opened "Klaipedos Smelte" container distribution center (HUB).

Plans of development

  • Expansion of the container terminal lies in company’s development program for the period of 2015-2023.
  • Implementation of company’s development program would result in annual throughput capacity above 900.000 TEU. More than 90 per cent of the volume is expected to be moved in and out by sea.

Company in facts

Cargo turnover in 2019 – 3.29 mln tons.

Amount of containers handled in 2019 – 253.489 TEU.

Number of employees around 300.

Maximum vessels’ draught – 13.4 m.

Length of berths – 1.4 km.

Total companies area – 40,8 ha.



Cargo turnover in July

The total turnover of Klaipedos Smelte Container terminal in July was 18.402 TEU

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Why Klaipedos Smelte?

Business experience of 65 years applied successfully.

Part of thrusting international container terminal network.

Client oriented.

Respecting business interests of our clients.

Tolerant and open for new ideas.

Continuously learning and improving.

Clients about us

We would qualify Klaipedos Smelte as a partner with high reliability proved by years. Together we develop the business of scrap export for 10 years already and we must say that capability of Klaipedos Smelte has always stayed in line with our growing requirements.

UAB „Metruna“ (Exporter of scrap metal),
Ričardas Bukys, C.E.O.

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