PORTS - Klaipeda's cargo volume skyrockets

  • 2007-10-31
  • By Kimberly Kweder
VILNIUS - It almost sounds like science fiction: cargo volumes have become so heavy at Klaipeda Port that they're nearing the facility's 35-million ton annual capacity, and officials are actually considering building an artificial island in the coming years to extend the port's territory.The island is just an idea at this point, but it's clear that something has to be done if Klaipeda wants to stay competitive with other Baltic Sea ports and take full advantage of the fact that, compared to last year, Lithuania's cargo activity has skyrocketed. From January to September 2007, the Po...
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