Vaidotas Šileika, Director Normal of JSC Klaipeda Container Terminal, was elected as a President of the Affiliation of Lithuanian Stevedoring Firms by the Affiliation members assembly held on March 4th, 2021. He took over this place from Vidmantas Dambrauskas, Director Normal of JSC Biriu kroviniu terminalas (BKT), who has been managing the Affiliation since 2017, says the Port of Klaipeda Authority.
Mr. Šileika emphasizes that his obligation because the Affiliation President will likely be to proceed engaged on points related to port corporations.
“There are not any sudden adjustments within the port, there are persevering with actions. One of the crucial essential priorities of the Affiliation will proceed to be the problems of port infrastructure growth, guaranteeing beneficial circumstances for the port business. We’ve got the one port in Lithuania that we should use at its full to profit Lithuanian economic system, so it is rather essential to create beneficial circumstances for the actions of port corporations and their growth,” says the brand new President of the Affiliation.
He notes that in the present day Klaipeda port is the one one on the jap Baltic coast the place cargo turnover is rising, this being a advantage of the stevedoring corporations working within the port.
Mr. Šileika notices that sustainability is turning into one of many precedence areas within the port as properly.
“We should maintain to the inexperienced course, due to this fact we pay growing consideration to tasks that assist to develop a sensible and environmentally pleasant port. We promote decreased vitality consumption in addition to growth of sensible applied sciences and creation of excessive value-added jobs,” says the President.
Mr. Šileika was the Affiliation’s President in 2013-2017 as properly.
The Affiliation of Lithuanian Stevedoring Firms was established in 1999. It contains sixteen corporations working in Klaipeda port as full members, and three related members, specifically Klaipeda College, Lithuanian Maritime Academy, and Klaipeda Delivery Analysis Centre.
The Affiliation is a member of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, the Lithuanian Enterprise Confederation, and the Federation of European Non-public Port Firms and Terminals (FEPORT).