• 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.




2018 August 16

18:45 Kalashnikov Concern’s Vympel Shipyard lays freezer trawler of Project T30
18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker
15:04 Rosrybolovstvo looks into building a series of three RVs as from 2020
15:04 Concordia Maritime AB announces interim report for H1 2018
14:12 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spends over RUB 600,000 on employee benefits and rewards programme
13:20 Konecranes to deliver more electric RTGs to Luka Koper in Slovenia
13:02 Join Marinet Conference at SMM 2018, Hamburg
12:32 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives green light to NLR construction project
12:01 WW Ocean presents new-look trade maps resembling public transit maps
11:15 Port of Vancouver posts H1 2018 results
10:41 Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
10:21 Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy
10:05 Crude oil futures drop 0.22% to $72.3 in London and 0.48% to $66.72 in New York
09:29 Bunker prices at Port of St. Petersburg show mixed movements

2018 August 14

18:30 Hapag-Lloyd annonces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:12 FE Railways' loaded freight in Jan-Jul up 2% to 28.2 million tonnes
18:07 Hapag-Lloyd changes terminals at Genoa on its MPS service
17:47 British Ports Association launch Sustainable Development Resolution
17:45 Euro Tank Terminal extends jetty at the port of Rotterdam
17:31 MEYER WERFT holds float out procedure for cruise ship for AIDA Cruises
17:29 APM Terminals launches online customer platform in Bahrain
17:27 MED MARINE delivers a 24m ASD Tug from Turkey to Estonia
16:24 Offshore installation vessel starts work on Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
15:44 Logistec Corporation declares quarterly drvidends on shares
15:21 Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Singapore initial speakers announced
15:02 Danaos Corporation announces closing of comprehensive debt refinancing
14:16 Sea Port St. Petersburg earmarked over $337,000 for bonus and social responsibility programmes
14:13 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for access equipment and cranes for two reefer vessels
14:06 Ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga support green shipping, to implement incentives for LNG-powered ships as from August 15, 2018
13:39 Bunker prices in Far East seaports edge down