In the port of Klaipeda, there are 19 companies engaged in stevedoring operations. Most of the companies include specialized terminals. Therefore, the port handles efficiently both traditional cargoes, such as metals, timber, or general cargoes, and other cargoes, e.g. oil products, bulk and liquid fertilizers, agricultural products, containers, Ro-Ro and refrigerated cargoes.
The following specialized terminals operate in the port: three bulk fertilizer terminals, two liquid fertilizer terminals, an oil product terminal, two container terminals, two Ro-Ro terminals, two timber terminals, and a cement terminal.
The capacity of the equipment of the stevedoring companies:
Oil products – 4000 m3/h;
Liquid fertilizers – 1500 m3/h;
Bulk fertilizers – 2000 t/h;
Metal scrap – 5000 t/day;
Raw sugar – 8000 t/day;
Grain – 5000 t/day;
Agricultural products – 5000 t/day;
Cement – 2000 t/day.
The Butinge Terminal is the newest facility of Mazeikiu Nafta situated in an all-year-round ice-free area of the Baltic Sea. Its history started in 1995, when the company Butinges Nafta was established for the purpose of constructing and operating the Terminal. In 1998, Butinges Nafta was merged into Mazeikiu Nafta. Sea depth at the tanker mooring area exceeds 20 meters allowing the Butinge Terminal to accommodate vessels of up to 150,000 DWT. Tankers are hooked to the SPM buoy with a mooring hawser equipped with a tension indicator and are loaded through two floating hose strings at a rate of 5,700 cubic meters per hour.