• 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 December 14

16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
15:12 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding hosts christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME" for Astomos Energy
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
07:14 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up to 621,835 TEU in November 2018
06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

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18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui
12:32 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
11:34 Port of St. Petersburg eleven-month volume rises 11% to 54.15 million tonnes (updated)
11:06 Nonius Engineering to join the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its sponsor and speaker
10:16 Crude oil futures gain to $ 60,44 (Brent) and $ 51,32 (WTI)
09:07 Baltic Dry Index down 0.81% to 1353 points
08:34 CMA CGM receives the Environment Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards

2018 December 12

19:08 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:30 MEYER WERFT handed over AIDAnova to AIDA Cruises
18:21 IMO led panel discussion on wreck removal challenges at Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference in London
18:00 Newbuilding methanol carrier for Proman Shipping named CASTARA
18:00 Rosneft develops innovations for Russian Zvezda super-shipyard
17:46 Damen signs with Port Nelson for ASD Tug 2411
17:37 Almaz shipyard lays down icebreaker of Project 21180М, Yevpaty Kolovrat, for RF Navy
17:14 Comprehensive plan for NSR development to be ready by February 2019 – Yevgeny Ditrikh
16:49 Investments in the Arctic by 2024 estimated at RUB 5.5 trillion - Dmity Kobylkin