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The Lithuanian Maritime Cluster invites to discuss port electrification

Modern ports are vital hubs for the economy where active logistics routes cross and different modes of transport meet, so electrification of ports could make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Successful electrification processes require a forward-looking approach, a unified strategy between different actors in the port ecosystem on this issue, and focused action, as infrastructure upgrades and adaptations involve significant investment, the development and implementation of innovative solutions.

The Lithuanian Maritime Cluster and the Klaipėda Science and Technology Park, which coordinates its activities, invite you to an online event “Electrification for Ports” on Tuesday, December 21, during which the topic of port electrification will be reviewed, paying special attention to Klaipėda seaport - its readiness and potential for projects that are inseparable from the chosen direction of the green port.

Representatives of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority will present the results of the recent assessment of the need for electricity supply stations for ships in the port, reflecting the current situation and plans of quay operators. The event will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the innovative electrification projects of the cluster partners BEGA  and JSC Western Baltic  Engineering - part of the Western Shipyard group.  Valuable technological insights will be provided by the international cluster partners Schneider Electric Lietuva, which specialize in energy management, digital transformation and automation and work with different infrastructure and industrial facilities.

The event is organized within the framework of the international project "Connect2Small Ports".


Event time: December 21, 2021. 11:00 AM (EET). Duration: 1.5 hours.

The language of the online event: English. The event is free of charge.



PROGRAM/ Time Zone – EET (UTC+3)

11:00 – 11:05 Introduction

Andrius Sutnikas, Development Manager /  Klaipėda Science and Technology Park

11:05 – 11:20 Onshore Power Supply 

Andrius Šablinskas, Sales Director Lithuania / Schneider Electric 

11:20 – 11:35 Electrification at Klaipeda Port

Aleksandras Kaupas, Environmental Protection Coordinator/ Klaipėda State Steaport Authority

Andrius Sutnikas, Development Manager /  Klaipėda Science and Technology Park

11:35 – 11:50 Electrification of Shunting Locomotives for port terminals

Gediminas Gudavičius, Head of Communications / Klaipeda Stevedoring Company BEGA 

11:50 – 12:05 Electric Barge Pusher

Eglė Mikalauskienė, Head of Sales and Marketing/ Western Baltic Engineering 

12:05 – 12:20 Electrification for port equipment

Niels Gorm Malý Rytter, Head of Section, University of Southern Denmark

12:20 – 12:30 Final conclusions. End of the Event



Vilhelmo Berbomo g. 10, Klaipėda


Universiteto al. 19, Klaipėda


Pilies g. 8, Klaipėda


  Klaipėda science and technology park - Vilhelmo Berbomo srt. 10, LT-92221 Klaipėda

  Phone: +370 46 310461


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