• 2018 June 6 17:47

    Sovcomflot’s 17th annual Business Partners Conference held in Saint Petersburg

    On 30 May 2018, the 17th annual conference of business partners of PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) was held in Saint Petersburg. The event was scheduled to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Sovcomflot as a joint-stock company, among the very first such companies in the history of the Soviet planned economy and modern Russia.

    SCF says the conference was attended by guests representing major Russian and international oil and gas companies, Russian ministries and governmental agencies, shipping and shipbuilding companies, investment and financial institutions, insurance and law firms, as well as energy and transportation markets analysts.

    In his speech, Viktor Olersky noted the major contribution of Sovcomflot to raising professional standards within the Russian maritime industry. “Sovcomflot continues to invest in the development of Russian maritime education, both through supporting our maritime training academies and by ensuring the continuing professional development of its personnel. Overall, it does much to popularize the maritime profession, whilst encouraging the education of young people in Russia’s best maritime traditions. We are delighted to note that all three Russian merchant marine universities benefit from Sovcomflot’s valuable support,” the Deputy Minister said. 
      
    In her welcome message, Valentina Matvienko, Chair of the Federation Council, noted the company's constant striving for technological leadership and a steady adoption of the most advanced technologies into its shipping operations: 
      
    “Management of the joint-stock company pays considerable attention to the development of innovative technologies and equipment modernisation, the quality of fleet management and enhancing the intellectual potential of employees. I am sure that Sovcomflot will keep on directing its activities at the development of the Russian transportation industry, and helping Russia increase its competitiveness on the global market.” 

    Addressing the guests of the conference Kirill Molodtsov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, noted that for Russia’s energy industry, Sovcomflot has become first-class provider of stable and safe energy delivery, as well as reliable contractor in the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

    “Since 2006, Sovcomflot has become an integral part of all successfull large-scale oil and gas projects with a maritime component in the Russian Arctic and the Russian Far East. From 2006 until the beginning of May 2018, Sovcomflot's vessels have safely transported about 226 million tonnes of crude oil for these projects, which is comparable to the annual oil exports of the Russian Federation.”

    The company's captains, crews and onshore personnel have always been a key element of the company's success. Addressing the participants of the conference Sergey Frank, President and CEO of Sovcomflot, expressed particular gratitude to the Sovcomflot team:

    “On the eve of the anniversary we offer a special word of thanks to the company's veterans, captains and crews of Sovcomflot's ships and shore personnel. Your high level of professionalism, responsible attitude towards your duties, constant striving to solve the tasks set by the company's founders in the safest and most qualitative way have to date been a hallmark of Sovcomflot.”

    At the conference, Viktor Olersky presented several of Sovcomflot’s employees with state awards. Under the Decree of President of Russia No. 93 dated 2 March 2018, Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice President - COO & CTO of Sovcomflot, was awarded the Order for Naval Merit, and Sergey Gen, Master of the LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie, received the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, for their major contribution to the introduction of Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carrier.

    At the conference, Sovcomflot Group and Sail Training International (STI) signed agreements for the international tall ships regatta to be held in 2019-2020 in the Black Sea and the Russian Far East Sea Basins. The competition programme involves the participation of Russian tall ships and visits to Russian ports by the participating ships.

    PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is Russia’s largest shipping company, as well as a global leader in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s own and chartered fleet includes 146 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.6 million tonnes. Half of the vessels have an ice class.

    Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.




2019 May 21

18:33 Maersk to charter 13 new feeder ships powered by conventional fuel from 2021
18:25 Long-term Wärtsilä service agreements support optimal performance for LNG Carriers
18:04 GTT notified by Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier for Nisshin Shipping
17:48 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Apr'2019 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 6.65 million tonnes
17:25 Bunker prices still show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:19 ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
17:04 Port of Zeebrugge sets new record with maiden call of OOCL United Kingdom
16:42 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down Pioner-M, research ship of Project 25700
16:19 USCG host workshop to discuss safe operation of commercial passenger vessels
16:04 IMO issues additional guidance for sulphur 2020 implementation
15:33 UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
15:19 Nevsky Shipyard delivers Nevsky Shipyard second vessel in a series of five dry cargo vessel of project RSD59
15:03 Panama Canal announces enhancements to its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program
14:27 DSD sells its ferry and expressboat company Norled
14:06 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Apr’2019 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 18.95 million tonnes
14:03 MOL and Weathernews release of FOCUS Project part I 'Fleet Viewer' application
13:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2019 results
13:41 Czech and Polish officials visit the Port of Gdansk to promote trade between the countries
13:14 Multipurpose Reloading Complex boosts investments in environment protection 15 times to RUB 8 million
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 35.55 million tonnes in 4M’19, up 8% Y-o-Y
12:25 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-Apr'2019 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 19.67 million tonnes
12:02 IAPH Port Planning and Development Committee published a report “Autonomous Vehicles’ Impact on Port Infrastructure Requirements ”
11:28 Port of Kiel welcomes “Aidaprima” for its maiden call
11:00 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg allocated RUB 2.9 million for implementation of its social programme in 1Q’2019
10:11 Swan Hunter completes modular offshore grid cable storage load-in
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.31% to $72.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $63.48
09:27 Debmarine Namibia to invest in world’s first custom-built diamond recovery vessel
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,041 points
08:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 21

2019 May 20

18:35 First MAN dual-fuel, diesel-mechanical propulsion package bound for LNG-powered ferry
18:24 Peel Ports expands logistics services with acquisition
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:28 Less storm damage in the port of Rotterdam because of Windbreakers
17:14 HMM to launch new Corporate Identity
17:06 Access World Terminals expands premises and activities in North Sea Port
16:54 Arctic LNG 2 and TechnipFMC sign EPC Contract for LNG plant
16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:05 Damen Shiprepair Brest completes rapid repairs to LNG Carrier Methane Princess
15:38 Scrubber washwater to be investigated
15:15 MEPC agrees on scrubber guidance
14:51 Finnlines’ Tapani Voionmaa elected to the BIMCO Board of Directors
14:26 Gazpromneft Marine Bunker’s sales in 1Q’19 grew by 25% YoY to 800,000 tonnes
14:02 Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping & Korean Register for Inventory of Hazardous Material services
13:44 Ministry of Transport and Communication of Finland: Reforms related to ship safety nearing completion
13:23 IMO organized workshop for getting audit-ready in Cameroon
13:02 Wärtsilä and LUT University to collaborate on research for 100% renewable energy systems
12:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,363 in RF spot market
12:01 International shipping on track to meet 2030 CO2 reduction target following critical UN IMO meeting
11:45 SMS Towage calls on Damen for two ASD 2411 Tugs
11:34 Annual capacity of Russia’s Baltic ports can be increased by 32.5% to 478.9 million tonnes by 2025
11:12 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 8% Y-o-Y to 15.78 million tonnes
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 205.72 million tonnes
10:27 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-Apr’19 remained flat at 178.59 million tonnes
10:05 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.27% to $73.13, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $63.66
09:46 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.6% to 5.99 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’2019
09:24 CLIA Conference and trade fair held in Southampton
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,040 points
08:59 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 20

2019 May 19

16:51 Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio on the Europe–Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade
15:47 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates for Asia to the Middle East Gulf, Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trades