Vision, Mission and Values
- Flexible stevedoring company and a reliable supply-chain in the transport system, creating sustainable and safe environment.
- Responding to market needs and focus on constantly improving business processes we create a socially responsible and sustainable business.
- Delivering quality in every step we maintain competitive advantage and long-term growth for our clients and the Company.
- With continuing investment we integrate advanced and environmentally friendly technologies.
- Professionalism. Partnership. Sustainability.
- With respect and trust we focus on bringing professionals together.
Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (KLASCO) is the most diversified stevedoring company in Klaipeda port and one of the largest company in the Baltic States in terms of turnover.
Founded three decades ago a continuation of the traditions of Klaipeda Trade Port, KLASCO has exceeded 13 million cargo turnover and has achieved the highest economic results in its history. The company’s market share is more than a quarter of all Klaipeda port services market, operates five specialized terminals, uses modern handling equipment and technologies, has a developed port, railway, road infrastructure and maximum depths at the quays. KLASCO can accept and load vessels such as Panamax and Post Panamax with a draft of up to 13.8 m. The company provides additional logistics and ship towing services with 3 modern ice-class tugs.
The company’s activities comply with the certificates: ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO 45001.
KLASCO leases two separate port areas and operates more than 20 berths. In the Northern part of the port, near the deepest water area, activities are carried out in specialized closed technology terminals. The quays are equipped with engineering communications, ship extinguishing equipment, and wide net of railway tracks. General and bulk cargo is loaded on the Smeltė peninsula, in the Southern part of the port. In both territories there are wagon distribution stations and parking lots for vehicles and trucks. Ships can be supplied with electricity and fresh water. Customs services are provided at the Vite and Malkai Bay seaport control posts.
A large part of the company’s employees are trade port veterans who have been working for 30 years or more.
However, KLASCO is a high-tech port company, which is why the company has a growing number of young professionals with higher education specific skills.
Under an agreement with Klaipeda University, KLASCO finances the application of science in production, promotes initiatives in the fields of freight logistics and maritime business, and employs students for internships. Widely open career opportunities encourage the company’s specialists to study, improve their qualifications and successfully complete the company’s tasks. The staff training project, funded by the European Social Fund and KLASCO, involved several hundred people and helped them acquire deeper skills in management, foreigh languages, economics and information systems management.
The Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists awarded KLASCO the status of a successful company for its rapid production and technological growth, and the Lithuanian Association of Logistics Companies awarded the company with a prize for achievements in the field of logistics. Several of the company’s professionals have been honored as a maritime transport employee, and the company itself has repeatedly been recognized as a desirable employer.
In terms of renewal and business dynamics, the largest stevedoring company in the port of Klaipeda is a recognized business leader, makes a significant impact on services efficiency, social responsibility and flexible business as well as possitive results of Klaipeda port.
Vytautas ŠtumbergasGeneral Director
Šarūnas KručiusEconomic and Financial Director
Marius JanuškevičiusOperations Director
Vidas EndzinasInfrastructure Director
History of Klaipeda Stevedoring Company
September 7, 1991
On September 7, 1991, after changing the name of the state-owned company and establishing new boundaries of the territory and quays, the joint-stock company “Klaipedos juru kroviniu kompanija” with the international trademark KLASCO (Klaipeda Stevedoring Company) was registered.
March 3, 1999
On March 3, 1999, the company was privatized and belongs to Lithuanian capital concern “Achema Group” (“Achemos grupė”). Under the investment program, in the first five years after privatization, more than 150 million LTL was invested in specialized terminal and warehouse construction and environmental projects.
In October 2010, for the first time in the history of Klaipeda port, KLASCO handled more than one million tons of various cargoes in one month. After loading the ship “Ladoga-8” with bulk fertilizers from AB “Achema”, the handling result of 1,001,307 tons was fixed.
December 31, 2012
In 2012, the best handling result of KLASCO was achieved – 13.46 million tons of various cargo were handled.
May 7, 2020
On May 7 2020 the largest Newcastlemax-type vessel at KLASCO berths and in the port of Klaipeda “FPMC B LUCK” was handled. Vessel is 299.7 meters long, 50 meters wide and has a maximum draft of 18.2 meters, the DWT of the ship is 206.4 thousand. tons. Totaly 135.6 thousand tons of metal raw materials was loaded on the vessel.