2022 February

Dredging of access channel from 14.50 m to 15.50 m scheduled by Port Authority

2021 September

Ongoing extension of STS rails by 150 m to be accomplished

2021 January

STS No. 5 deployed for operations, first stage of investment program accomplished.

2019

VBS Truck Appointment System launched in cooperation with VISY company

2019

Klaipedos Smelte CT added by TIL the list of terminals forming Excellence Center of the group

2018

First full-scale military project accomplished, involving loading above 300 units of USA Marines (tanks, IFVs and other, racked and wheeled) onto specialized ro-ro carrier Green Ridge

2018

Regular calls of main liner vessels launched, Australia Express and Himalaya Express of MSC; transhipment of containers for St. Petersburg (Russia), Kotka (Finland)and Muuga (Estonia) started

2018

Record size vessel MSC Ingy successfully catered by Klaipedos Smelte, a 19.462 TEU ULVC with LOA=400 m and BOA=59 m

2017

Company awarded the State Tricolor by The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, in the event of 99 years’ celebration of Independence Day, when the state flag of Lithuania was raised on STS crane

2016

Flyover bridge above the mainstream railway opened officially, a 4,1 million  investment from Klaipeda State Seaport Authority aimed to ensure an uninterrupted truck access to the terminal

2016

Company awarded a „Lithuanian Product of the Year 2015“ prize for implementation of the hub project

2015

Company wins the title of „Investor 2014“ in the regular annual contest held by Investors‘ Forum Association

2014

Construction of terminal berths No. 90-96 with 13,20 meters draught accomplished, a 6 years’ investment program of 200 mln EUR aimed at catering main liner vessels

2013

In-house training center launched for operators of STS, RTG and MHC cranes; modern simulator installed

2013

Empty container depot function launched (inspection, upgrading, repair etc.) as an integrated part of container terminal operations

2013

First ship-to-shore (STS) gantry crane deployed at the terminal, a turning point from Mobile Harbor Crane (MHC) to STS operations

2012

Heaviest ever project cargo unit, weighing 180 MT, reloaded from vessel with mobile harbor cranes

2008

Controlling share of the company sold to Terminal Investment Limited Sàrl (TIL), the terminal branch of MSC Group

2006

Container terminal launched next to conventional cargo and reefer terminals

1998

Klaipedos Smelte becomes a private company, owned by a local family

1991

Klaipedos Smelte stevedoring company registered, focused on handling of conventional and reefer cargoes

1945

Official opening of Klaipeda fishing harbor that developed into Klaipedos Smelte stevedoring company

1928

a cold store constructed by JV Maistas in company’s area. First terminal operations launched, frozen meat and
butter loaded onto ships.