Danica Crewing Services

Baltic Countries – A combination of high level of competences and seafarer traditions

The Baltic Countries consists of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and has a long seafarer tradition. Since the countries regained their independency in the 1990ties the governments have made large investments in maritime education and the seafarers have continuously enhanced their competences. Today the Baltic countries offers and beside officers and ratings for dry cargo and reefer vessels the countries also offer highly qualified officers for specialised tonnage like chemical, product and gas tankers as well as a vast pool of offshore officers. In addition, the Klaipeda region host a large pool of officers, ratings, catering and service crew with experience from passenger ferries and ro-ro vessels.

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are all full members of the European Union (EU) and a party to Schengen convention. This means that all Baltic crew by default holds work entitlements for any country in the EU and are without any visa requirements for joining in any port within the EU.

In order to serve our clients with crew from the Baltic Countries Danica established an office in Klaipeda, Lithuania in 2015. The distances in the Baltic Countries are relative small and Danica’s office in Klaipeda can be conveniently reached from any place within the region

Klaipeda is an old city and dates back to the year 1252 where the city is first mentioned. The Port of Klaipeda is today the major port in the Baltic countries and is very busy and constantly growing. It is a large ferry and ro/ro port as it also serves as the main hub for import and export, not only to and from Lithuania but also Belarus and Russia. Further, the port offers ship yards for new building as well as ship repair.

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If you would like to learn more, please contact Managing Director Allan Skovlund Nielsen by e-mail at: skovlund@danica-maritime.com or by phone: +370 6830 3865/+370 6555 6919.