• 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.




2017 September 25

18:24 BV joins global industry alliance (GIA)
18:00 Patrol boat of Project 03160 built for RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet by Pella Shipyard completes sea part of state trials (photo)
17:37 Fincantieri delivers "Viking Sun" in Ancona
17:31 APM Terminals improves productivity, costs and flexibility with a win-win labor strategy
17:12 Intermodal terminal operations to be moved to Hisingen in December
16:47 FueLNG completes first commercial LNG bunkering in Singapore
16:32 General Dynamics secures $5bn U.S. Navy’s contract for ballistic-missile submarine
16:20 Murmansk Region Governor: energy infrastructure for MTH project to be completed by the end of 2019
15:41 Large ASW ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov provided security of Indian tanker’s passage through Gulf of Aden
15:13 Russian and Chinese military seamen practiced rescuing a ship in distress
14:50 Krylov Centre at the 13th International Exhibition & Conference RAO/CIS Offshore 2017
14:25 RF Navy’s ASW ships Onega and Naryan-Mar repelled simulated enemy’s air attack in the White Sea
14:01 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 12,711 in RF spot market
13:38 Zelenodolsk shipyard launches high-speed passenger ship of Project А145Е for UAE customer
13:04 Damen Shipyards Yichang launches first DT8000 SD, Damen Tanker 8000 Shallow Draft (photo)
12:32 Transocean announces retirement of six floaters
11:30 Fincantieri to build a next-generation ship for Cunard
11:03 The 28th meeting of the Tokyo MOU Port State Control Committee held in Vladivostok
11:00 ABS approves GMS self-elevating drilling unit design
10:29 Asia’s Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre up and running
10:27 Golden Ocean sells six Ultramax vessels
09:55 Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia down to 74.5 mln t in 8M’17
09:33 Brent Crude futures price down 0.21% to $56.3, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.28% to $50.52
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,502 points

2017 September 22

18:04 ESL Shipping's second LNG-fueled dry cargo vessel was named Haaga
17:47 Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returned to Sevastopol
17:22 Port of Gdansk throughput up 4% to 25.5 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
16:58 Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) launched the harbor tugboat of Project 04690 (graphics)
16:35 Connecting Europe Conference takes place in Tallinn
16:00 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Aug'17 grew by 15% to 9.02mln t
15:33 Wan Hai Lines awarded “Container Shipping Line of The Year India-Far East Trade Lane” for the sixth time in seven years
15:19 Throughput of port Vyborg up 16% to 935,600 t in 8M’17
14:55 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 4% to 11.74 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
14:33 Neptun shipyard in Rostock finishes first engine room module for AIDAnova
14:20 Mooring trials of nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika scheduled for early 2018
14:02 Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project in Asia Pacific
13:43 USCG to present Amver Awards to Dutch ship owners at Europort 2017
13:32 MOL issues "Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2017"
13:17 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’17 down 7% Y-o-Y to 40.12 mln t
13:02 PhilaPort container throughput up to 54,185 TEUs in August 2017
12:55 Baltiysky Zavod launches Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 (photo)
12:42 Meyer Werft to build cruise ship for Saga Cruises
12:01 Singapore will host 18th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 February 2018
11:40 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 67.54 mln t in 8M’17
10:28 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 11% to 35.26 mln t in 8M’17
10:09 Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.16% to $56.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.28% to $50.69
09:35 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,470 points

2017 September 21

18:01 Nuclear missile cruisers of RF Navy's Northern Fleet conducted bilateral exercise with firing
17:38 CPC has accepted three million tons of crude oil from the Russian fields on the Caspian shelf
17:10 FESCO delivered hydraulic equipment weighing over 500 tons to the Krasnoyarsk power plant
16:43 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.4 mln passengers in Jan-Aug'17, up 40.2%, Y-o-Y
16:19 Vympel Shipyard dispatched two fast patrol boats of Project 12150, Mangust, to Sakhalin (photo)
16:02 Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement
15:26 MABUX: Global bunker market turns in the rebalancing direction
15:24 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 11.4% to 3.6 mln t in 8M’17
15:02 Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens
14:41 Black Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returns to Sevastopol from Mediterranean
14:02 Finnlines to lengthen four of its "Breeze series" vessels