|Klaipėda State Seaport Authority|
|Address :||J. Janonio 24|
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Klaipeda State Seaport is the main transport hub and the gate of Lithuania to the world. Before the restoration of independence of Lithuania in 1990 there were two separate ports: sea commercial port and fishing port. In the territory of the port there were about 20 enterprises and organizations that belonged to different authorities.
In 1991 Klaipeda port authority was founded by the Decree of the Government of Lithuania and in 1992 Klaipeda port got the status of state seaport. In 1996 a law was passed relating to the Klaipeda State Seaport, which stated that the land and water territory, the quay-walls, hydro-technical equipment navigation routes, canals and other objects of infrastructure – belong to the state and could not be privatized.
The state manages all those objects and assures their activities via State Enterprise Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, the main objective of which is – to permanently develop the port, maintain its competitiveness and increase cargo handling volumes.