Container terminal

Berths 143 / 143a, Perkelos Str. 8

KCT was the first stevedoring company in Lithuania to start handling containers in 1994 and attracted this type of cargo to the Port of Klaipeda.

Today KCT is a modern, well-equipped stevedoring company providing services to the largest container carriers and operators of feeder lines and short-sea shipping services.  CONTAINERSHIPS have rated KCT as the best container terminal in 2016 among North Sea and Baltic terminals the shipping line is calling.

Present capacity of the terminal enables to reload 450,000 TEU per year. The terminal serves about 60 container ships per month. Total container throughput in 2017 was 300,007 TEU. In 1018 the volumes ov containerized cargo have been growing by 19%.

Reconstruction of the quay and dredging project started in 2018 will upgrade the terminal infrastructure boosting terminal throughput to 650,000 TEU once the project is completed. Then the terminal will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 TEU vessels with 13 m. draft.


Technical characteristics

Quay Cranes Storage capacity Territory
  • length – 820 m
  • draft – 10 m
  • max.ship length – 230 m
  • 2 STS (40 t)
  • 2 mobile cranes (104, 124 t)
  • 5 RTG (40 t)
  • container yard – 18,000 TEU
  • warehouses – 14,000 sq.m
  • 32 hectares
  • railway – 4 tracks (88 wagons)
  • reefer plugs - 450



  • discharging and loading all types of containers
  • plugging and monitoring reefer containers
  • pre-trip inspection of reefers (PTI)
  • CFS services (stripping & stuffing)
  • depot services:
    • repairs
    • cleaning and washing
    • upgrading to food-grade compliance
    • neutralization
  • weighing, VGM certification
  • electronic reporting, EDI



About 15 % of containers arrive and depart from the terminal by rail. Safe and fast delivery makes this mode of transportation more and more popular.
For handling containers from/to rail platforms the terminal uses a modern RTG crane.



Our customers

Feeder and short-sea shipping lines link our terminal with the main container ports in Western and Northern Europe. We serve to the largest container carriers operating in the Baltic Sea.