Transport by sea is a vital component of the LOTOS Group’s logistics chain. Having direct access to the product pipelines linking our refinery in Gdańsk to the liquid fuel handling facilities at Port Północny, we enjoy a considerable advantage of lower transport costs.
Transport by the Baltic Sea is offered by the companies belonging to Miliana Shipholding Company Ltd. Group. The services consist in crude oil collection and warehousing in the production area its transport from the field to the harbour and rescue assistance for the oil platforms.
2015 was yet another record year for Grupa LOTOS both in terms of the volume of cargo handled at sea ports and the number of tankers handled at the ports.
8.5 million tonnes
volume of crude oil, petroleum products and fuel components handled by Grupa LOTOS at sea ports in 2015
number of tankers handled by Grupa LOTOS in 2015
Maritime transport is Grupa LOTOS’ main mode of exporting petroleum products and also accounts for a significant portion of deliveries of feedstock, raw materials and components. The coastal location allows Grupa LOTOS to respond to changing market conditions in a quick and flexible manner.
The liquid fuel terminal, owned by Naftoport, has the capacity to handle tankers with a maximum draught of 15 metres and a freight capacity up to 150,000 tonnes of crude oil or petroleum products. This allows Grupa LOTOS to export surplus products and sell them mainly on the markets of Scandinavia, northern and western Europe and the Baltic states. The direct connection to the port also facilitates imports of additional feedstock, including intermediate products for further, deep processing at the Gdańsk refinery, as well as fuel components.
We also use the Maritime Bulk Terminal in Gdynia and the Siarkopol terminal in Gdańsk to handle smaller cargoes. With its refinery’s close proximity to the cargo handling terminal, Grupa LOTOS is able to diversify its supply sources and to receive shipments of crude oil from the Company’s own fields under the Baltic Sea and in Lithuania, and − in the future − from the North Sea.