STEVEDORING. Bega’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated with Great Works and High Appreciation

 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Bega Stevedoring Company from Klaipėda (Lithuania) opened one of the most powerful complexes for handling agricultural produce in the Baltic Region. This project has been developed for several recent years.

By opening this complex, Bega Stevedoring Company, led by Aloyzas Kuzmarskis since the establishment of the company (currently acting as the Board Chairman), marked the completion of the development of the universal export-import terminal for agricultural produce, which started in 2012 and was crowned by 8 million Euro worth of investments into 6 silo towers with the capacity of 10 thousand cubic metres each, as well as the construction of railway car and vehicle unloading stations.

As of this season the silo towers will be rented by Baltic Agro, member of the Danish Agro large international agricultural concern, focusing its grain exports through Bega Company.

“The opening of the reconstructed berth, as well as the expansion of the complex for agricultural produce is an excellent example of the synergy between a state company and private business.” said Arvydas Vaitkus, Director General of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, during the opening of the complex.

Bega Company has already invested approximately 50 million Euro into superstructure development.

According to Laimonas Rimkus, the company’s Director General, this is not the end of investment projects. The company is currently arranging technological equipment for a new cement terminal, which will service the doubling export flows of AB Akmenės Cementas as of the next spring. After the reconstruction, the berths will be equipped with new universal storage for bulk cargo, as well as new handling equipment for Baltmax type ships, as soon as the port’s channel is deepened to 17 m.

Moreover, as of 2016 Bega Company has been intensively implementing a programme of replacing the traditional locomotives with robot locomotives for increasing the efficiency of railway processes.

Bega has the reputation of not only a strong and attractive, but also as a socially responsible company. Participating at Alėjos Knyga social project, initiated by Klaipėda Industrialists’ Association with the purpose of decorating Mažvydas avenue – the main pedestrian avenue in the city, Bega donated the city a piece of art – a bench, created by the artists Romualdas Martinkus and Aras Martinkus. The bench tells the story of the first pedestrian avenue in the city and introduces the authors and patrons of the featured art projects.

Being so generous in sprucing the city, Bega Company was acknowledged and awarded as well: Board Chairman Aloyzas Kuzmarskis and Director General Laimonas Rimkus received letters of commendation from the Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis for their exceptional contribution to the development and promotion of the potential of the Lithuanian transport-transit system, increasing the competitiveness of Klaipėda seaport, as well as establishing and representing the name of Lithuania as a marine state.

Bega’s employees received various awards for their excellent, efficient and responsible work as well.

 

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