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MEPC 70 CONFERENCE COMING UP

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:14

The next meeting of the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) will take place in London from 24 until 28 October 2016.

Former Ministry of Transport and Communication Water Department Head Juozas Darulis presented third book "Lithuanian republic water transport management, operation and development 2013 - 2014 Yearbook of the year."

Lithuanian Ministry of Transport prepared and submitted for comments a proposal of the amendments of the Order of the Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications order no. 3-355 Republic of Lithuania marine degrees, maritime degree diplomas, the Global Maritime Distress Safety System radio operator diplomas, marine grade qualification certificates, issuing these documents and recognition of approvals and special certification for seafarers rules (hereinafter - a draft order). The draft Order aims to enable Lithuanian Naval Force ships officiers at the end of their service on Lithuanian Naval Force ships to continue their careers by the employment on non-military marine vessels.

MOORE STEPHENS LLP SURVEY

Friday, 19 August 2016 09:15

Moore Stephens LLP encourage shipping stakeholders to participate into shipping confidence survey, which will close on Wednesday 31 August. Do not miss this opportunity to participate and receive the results. Please click on the link below.

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:27

On 20th of August 2016 (Saturday) Lighthouse Global Day (International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2016) will be mentioned. From noon the Nida lighthouse will be open to visitors.

The European Commission DG MOVE launched on 13 July 2016, a public consultation in the context of the Impact Assessment and potential revision of the Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues (‘PRF Directive’). 

The Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU began on 1st July and the Presidency programme is based on the following four priorities:

Lithuanian Tonnage tax scheme was approved by the Commission in 2006 and the provisions entered into force in Lithuania in 1st of January in 2007. The provisions are valid until 31st of December 2016. Lithuanian authorities and stakeholders agreed on the improved regulation and applied to the European Commission with request to prolong the scheme from 1st of January 2017 for a period of 10 years. On 27th of June, 2016 European Commission has confirmed the receipt of the scheme (file number SA.45764) for its further consideration and approval. 

Lithuania was assessed in 29 place according to Logistics Performance Index.

LITHUANIAN SHIPPING HISTORY

Friday, 22 January 2016 16:15

Lithuanian Sea Museum invites you to the newest edition “At the roots of the Lithuanian fleet”. The publication in Lithuanian and English languages can be found here:

http://juru.muziejus.lt/Laivyno_istakos.pdf

NEW AFFILIATED MEMBER

Monday, 11 January 2016 15:09

Since 1st of January, 2016 JSC “Containerships”, Klaipeda became affiliated member of Lithuanian Shipowners' Association. The main objective remains - to achieve common members’ objectives, the promotion of the shipping industry, liner shipping, to deal with current issues.

CARBON DIOXIDE EMMISSIONS MONITORING

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:12

On June 22, 2015 the Ministry of Environment held a meeting on 29 April,2015 European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on maritime transport carbon dioxide emissions monitoring, reporting and verification, amending Directive 2009/16 / EC implementing the provisions of Lithuania.

On 17th of June, 2015 a meeting was held in ministry of transport and communication with EC DG Move directorate representative Mr.Josep Casanov. He is in charges of EU policy, sectorial and markets analysis. During meeting Mr.A.Kungys director of water transport department of ministry of transport and communication and Mr.G.Kutka – director of Lithuanian Shipowners Association shared information about actualities of Lithuanian maritime cluster and shipping.

SEAFARERS' WELFARE CHALLENGES

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:24

Lithuanian Seafarers’ Welfare Committee, which was established in 2014 under regulation 4.4 of MLC, 2006 Convention, has decided to carry out a study to assess/evaluate of seafarers' reception facilities and welfare needs of seafarers in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.

On 23rd of March, 2015 Klaipeda University hosted the international project " BALMAN“ event. The event was dedicated to discuss the ship ballast water management issues.

On 24 of February 2015 Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration held an ordinary meeting of the Working Group to set up new rules for wearing of seafarers uniforms.

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