Association of Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies was founded in 1999. It unites stevedoring companies of the Port of Klaipeda directly engaged in cargo handling activities, warehousing and passenger servicing. Klaipeda University and Lithuanian Maritime Academy are associated members of the Association.
The main goals of the Association are:
– ensuring favourable environment for development of the port industry, for safe and efficient operation of the port complex.
– representing interests of stevedoring companies at governmental institutions, Ruropean and international organisations, participation in conferences, exhibitions, etc.
– active collaboration with state and governmental institutions in preparing legislative projects or amendments to the laws related to stevedoring activities. For this purpose, Association regularly arranges meetings and discussions with members of the Parliament, leaders of governmental institutions and parliamentary committees.
The Association is member of the Lithuanian Transit Committee, the Board of Port Development, Customs Advisory Committee, Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists, Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT).