German-Lithuanian Maritime Forum

Event details

StartMay 28, 2024, 5:00 pm
EndMay 28, 2024, 10:00 pm
Type of eventConference (Face-to-face)
OrganizerPort of Kiel, DFDS, Port of Hamburg Marketing
Port of Kiel, DFDS, Port of Hamburg Marketing



Trade relations between the Port of Hamburg and the Baltic Sea ports have a long tradition. As Germany's largest seaport, the Port of Hamburg holds significant economic ties to the Baltic Sea region and Lithuania. The Lithuanian port of Klaipėda is not only closely linked to the Port of Hamburg by regular liner services, but the numerous companies based in Hamburg have also maintained good relations with Lithuanian partners for many years. The longstanding success of the DFDS ferry service between Klaipėda and Kiel, which has been running for more than three decades, serves as a testament to these strong connections. In addition, the ports of Hamburg, Kiel and Klaipėda face similar challenges due to new environmental regulations and current political and economic developments.

This event aims to bring together decision-makers from both countries’ maritime and logistics industries to share insights on the latest industry developments and foster deeper relationships. The subsequent evening reception will provide an opportunity to strengthen the German-Lithuanian business network and facilitate meaningful exchanges among attendees.

German-Lithuanian Maritime Forum

Speakers und Panelists

  • Marina Basso Michael


    Regional Director Europe
    Port of Hamburg Marketing

  • Vice-Minister Julius Skačkauskas

    Ministry Transport and Communications
    of the Republic of Lithuania

  • Mayor Arvydas Vaitkus

    Klaipėda City Municipality

  • Lutz Birke

    Director General for Port and Innovation
    Ministry of Economics and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • Sabina Chochrina


  • Dr. Dirk Claus

    Port of Kiel

  • Lennart Kinau

    Head of Strategy and Communications
    Hamburg Port Authority

  • Algis Latakas

    Director General
    Klaipėda State Seaport Authority

  • Florian Schröder

    Managing Director
    German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce

  • Eglė Šimė

    LTG Cargo

  • Aleksej Slipenciuk

    Route Director BU Channel & Baltics, Ferry Division
    DFDS Germany ApS & Co. KG

Marina Basso Michael

Marina Basso Michael

Regional Director Europe

Central Office
+49 40 37709 111

Katja Höltkemeier

Katja Höltkemeier

Event Manager, Member Services

Central Office
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