• 2015 September 23 18:52

    BF Tanker signs contracts for construction of 7 cargo ships (photo)

    Shipping Company BF Tanker LLC has signed the contracts for construction of 7 sea/river type tankers at Krasnoye Sormovo (United Shipbuilding Corporation) and Okskaya Shipyard (UCLH). The contracts involving State Transport Leasing Company (STLC PJSC) have been signed today, September 23, in the framework of NEVA-2015, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia, IAA PortNews journalist reports.

    The Company will get three RST-54 tankers (combination carriers) and four RST-27 tankers. Okskaya Shipyard will build 5 vessels (two RST-27 tankers and three RST-54 tankers), Krasnoye Sormovo  - two RST-27 tankers. 

    The contracts were signed by Sergei Khramagin, Director General of STLC; Nikolai Zharkov, Director General of Krasnoye Sormovo; Sergei Chaplygin, Chairman of BF Tanker BoD;  Denis Samsikov, Executive Director of Okskaya Shipyard, in the presence of Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of Russia, and Yevgeny Zagorodny, USC Vice-President for Civil Shipbuilding. 

    Under the contracts, all 7 oil tankers are to be built by the beginning of river navigation of 2016. Thus, the company will continue carrying oil products for its major client, LUKOIL, by newly built efficient and safe fleet, which is a priority for the ship owner. In 2016, the Company is going to carry some 1 mln t of oil products. 

    Under the contract with LUKOIL, BF Tanker deploys the fleet consisting of 17 own and chartered units: 9 river/sea type tankers, and 8 river going ATB units. All the vessels have undergone technical inspection of LUKOIL. 

    Recent years have seen more state-of-the-art vessels of river/sea type under construction in Russia due to the state support of shipbuilding and shipping industry through RF Government Decree dated 22.05.2008 (No 383) “On Approving the Rules of Granting Subsidies to Russian Transport Companies and Shipping Lines to Compensate for Part of the Cost of Interest on Loans Obtained from Russian Lending Institutions in 2008-2010 to Purchase Civilian Vessels Built at Russian Shipyards as well as lease payments under lease contracts concluded in 2008-2010 with Russian leasing companies to acquire civilian vessels built at Russian shipyards” and Federal Law No 305 “On Support of Domestic Shipping and Shipbuilding”. 

    BF Tanker is going to place more orders at Russian shipyards if market situation is favorable and state programme on fleet support is continued, Sergei Chaplygin said after the ceremony. “All the vessels will operate at the routes along which LUKOIL, Russia’s largest private oil company interested in safe supply chain, is transporting its export products. New tankers will ensure an additional opportunity for our Company to carry a wider range of export products. We are not going to stop at this project”, he commented.  

    BF Tanker is a part of an investment group focusing on shipping and logistics. The company is a leader in river transportation of oil products to Big Port St. Petersburg. Most of oil products are delivered to the RPK-Vysotsk-Lukoil-II terminal.




2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Moscow conference on dangerous goods, March 1st
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes
11:08 APL expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed service to 29 Asian port origins
10:48 NOVATEK inks cooperation MoU with Saudi Aramco
10:34 Crude oil futures price grows by 0.85% to $65,39 in London, in New York - by 1.25% to $62,45
09:08 Baltic Dry Index edges down 0.46% to 1084 points

2018 February 18

09:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Sweden, UK to East Asia (incl. Japan)
09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas
09:19 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai
09:14 Holland America Line to launch New EXC In-Depth Voyages

2018 February 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe and the Mediterranean
17:54 Future Outlook Forum will take place on 20 March as part of Intermodal Asia 2018
17:36 Global Container Terminals orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs for its terminals in British Columbia
17:09 University of Kent partnership helps the Port of Dover cut queues and boost efficiency
17:06 Port of Oakland reports 2.1 percent increase in export volume in January 2017
16:58 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 9.2% to 1.81 million TEUs in January 2018
16:35 Royal Vopak expands Vopak tank terminal (JTT) in the Port of Jakarta - Indonesia
16:05 DP World signs agreement with government of Jammu and Kashmir at World Government Summit
15:53 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 11,600 t of fish in January 2018, up 26.1% Y-o-Y (photo)
15:26 Cargo traffic through NSR in 2017 grew by 36% Y-o-Y to 9.9 mln t
15:25 PPR 5 agrees on the outline of IMO draft guidelines for implementation of the 2020 sulphur limit
15:01 NOVATEK to invest USD 1.5 billion in construction of LNG terminal at Kamchatka