Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal
More and more tourists come to Klaipėda every year on passenger ferries and cruise ships, therefore, the port is rapidly getting ready to receive them properly and render qualitative services. For this reason new Passenger and Cargo Terminal in the central part of the port is under construction which will enliven the architecture of the city with the special building of the terminal and the port will be able to assure quick and comfortable and high-quality services to the passengers.
Infrastructure of Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal: construction of quays No 80-81 with a pier No 80a - 81a and development of 2 regulated ramps. To order of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (using EU INTERREG IIIB program funds) UAB „Hidroprojektas“ and „KMT-Ingenieurgesellschaft MBH“ (on the basis of joint activity contract) prepared Technical Project for the above quays and a pier. On 25 of September, 2009 a Tender for the construction works of this object was launched (anticipated duration of construction works is 2 years). On 18 of February, 2010 envelopes of the tender „Construction of infrastructure for Passenger and cargo ferry terminal“ were opened. On 19 July 2010 the winner of the tender was announced: AB “Latvijas tilti“ submitted the lowest offer price - 112 465 278,36 LTL including VAT. Term of the agreement – 06-10-2013.
Having constructed the quays and a pier, 3 ships at a time will be moored at Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal (types of ships: ro-ro, ro-pax, passenger ferries, and cruise vessels).
Reconstruction of railway viaduct via Varnenu Street: on the 5th of June 2009 the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Eligijus Masiulis put the symbolic capsule on site. MOMENTS OF THE EVENT
Terms of Reference of a railway viaduct via Varnenu Street (using EU INTERREG III B funds) and the Technical Project (using TEN-T funds) were prepared to order of the Port Authority.
The viaduct was officially opened on the 15th of April, 2011 . The new viaduct is a significant link of a railway with the Port and the would -be Klaipeda Passenger and Cargo Terminal. Witnin the framework of the project the existing viaduct (constructed in 1985) was extended and a new 85 metres in lenght viaduct was constructed. Each viaduct is the construction of reinforced concrete supports, beams and span plates. The total length of both viaducts reaches up to 170 meters. The railway communication via viaducts will be performed in two directions. These viaducts will ensure quick and sustainable getting into and out the future Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal and will significantly improve access by railways to SC „Baltija" Shipbuilding Yard “, Klaipeda Stevedoring Company Bega, Klaipeda Stevedoring Company Klaipėdos Smeltė, JSC "Bulk Cargoes Terminal" and JSC „Klaipėda Reefer Cargoes Terminal" conditions.
Reconstruction of Baltijos avenue (central access out of the port) – is important part of the construction of Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal, that will ensure quick and smooth movement of transport flows to/from the port. Within the scope of the reconstruction of Baltijos avenue there will be reconstructed the crossings of Baltijos avenue with Minijos street, Taikos avenue and Silutes road.To order of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority the project proposals were executed using EU INTERREG III B funds; presently Terms of Reference are prepared and Technical Projects are under preparation (using TEN-T funds). Having completed those reconstruction works, transport congestion, pollution and noise problems will be solved. Besides, new access road to/from the port will be constructed (i.e. Baltijos avenue, which is the extension of the motorway Vilnius–Klaipėda , will be connected with the port).
Development of superstructure. The operator of Klaipėda Passenger and Cargo Terminal – UAB „Klaipėdos keleivių ir krovinių terminalas“ – will develop superstructure objects: passenger service and office building, check points, covered gallery (for passengers to go on ships), parking site for automobiles, cargo storage areas and general cargo warehouses.