• 2019 March 14 15:16

    Sovcomflot concludes marine oils supply agreement with Gazpromneft – Lubricants

    Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd., the oil business operator of Gazprom Neft, has entered into an agreement with Sovcomflot for the supply of marine oils and service fluids. As part of the new agreement, Sovcomflot’s Arctic tankers will be supplied with engine, gear, compressor, turbine oils and lubricants. Additionally, Gazpromneft – Lubricants’ staff will provide the necessary maintenance services, Sovcomflot says in a press release. 

    Motor oils supplied for tankers enable the efficient operation of marine engines under high loads, which is typical requirement for operations in the Arctic region. They are suitable for two- and four-stroke engines operating on fuels with a sulphur content of <0.5% to 4%. 

    The gear, compressor, turbine oils and lubricants have proven suitable for use in the harsh conditions of the Arctic and the Far East, where vessels navigate in temperatures down to -45°C. To verify the operating parameters and specifications of the lubricants during operations, samples of implement oils are tested by international independent laboratories. The test results are available online and contain complete information on the change of state of such oils. Moreover, the express laboratories utilised enable basic tests to be carried out immediately aboard the vessel and, if necessary, to adjust marine machinery maintenance schedules on-the-fly. 

    Roman Miroshnichenko, Director of the St. Petersburg branch of Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd. commented: “Regular transportation along the Northern Sea Route is becoming ever more relevant, so it is extremely important to ensure the reliable operation of Arctic fleet vessels. Our marine oils have shown great performance under high loads and extremely low temperatures, while our extensive lubricant supply logistics enables us to supply vessels in the country’s remotest regions.” 

    Igor Tonkovidov, First Deputy General Director – Chief Engineer of PAO Sovcomflot, said: “The signed agreement represents a natural step forward in the long-term mutually beneficial cooperation between Gazprom Neft PJSC and PAO Sovcomflot. The operation of maritime transport in high latitudes involves increased loads on ship machinery, which depends upon reliable and high-quality maintenance for its uninterrupted operation.” 

    Gazpromneft – Lubricants (Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, created in 2007 and specialising in the production and sales of oils, lubricants and service fluids. The company currently operates six industrial sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia with a total output of 600,000 tonnes of high-quality oils, lubricants and service fluids per year. The management system of Gazpromneft – Lubricants, Ltd. and its business assets conform to international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company’s product range includes 600 types of oils and lubricants for all market segments (more than 1,500 commodity items), including marine lubricants under its private label Gazpromneft Ocean. The company’s marine lubricant product portfolio includes modern motor oils for high, medium and low speed engines operating on various marine fuels, as well as compressor, gear, hydraulic, turbine, transmission oils, lubricants and coolants. The company’s oils are approved by top equipment manufacturers, including Wärtsilä, Winterthur Gas & Diesel, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Sulzer, Bosch Rextroth, Siemens, Pleidger, Alfa-laval, GEA Westfalia, and Schottel, and have successfully passed many industrial tests, including Denison HF-0, Cincinnati P-68/69/70, and Eaton Vickers. Marine lubricants produced by the company are available in 29 major Russian and international ports. 

    Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s fleet includes 145 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.6 million tonnes. 80 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 March 22

15:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces 2018 results
14:03 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia –East India service network for 2019
13:54 Royal IHC to build second TSHD for National Marine Dredging Company
13:41 IMO expands collaborative efforts to promote maritime security
13:17 REMPEITC-Caribe training workshop funded by IMO held in Guyana
12:55 Workshop promoting good practice in spill preparedness and response held in Côte d'Ivoire
12:30 Bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:03 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:42 Gazpromneft – Lubricants starts bunkering with marine oils in Primorsk
11:08 MSC Bellissima, MSC Cruises’ latest newbuild visits Valletta Cruise Port
10:50 Maritime Incubator to be established at the Port of Gdansk
10:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.22
10:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 695 points
10:08 ZIM net loss up to $119.9 million in 2018
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.21% to $67.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.23% to $59.84
09:23 Manufacturing at the Port of Riga beneficial for both businesses and the Port
09:08 DEME Offshore announces Moray East wind farm Tier One suppliers
08:32 Rhenus establishes its own network in South Africa by acquiring World Net Logistics

2019 March 21

18:05 Dublin Bay Biosphere to host international UNESCO EuroMAB Conference
17:53 Detachment of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet completed transfer through the Suez Canal
17:28 McDermott awarded ethylene contract in Russia
17:05 IMO and Saudi Arabia organize course for members of three key regional maritime security agreements to promote maritime security
16:35 Topaz secures contract extension with BP for 12 vessels in Azerbaijan
16:05 Incat announces construction of a 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samso Rederi
15:52 Kalmar's Eco Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers to help Ter Haak Group Amsterdam improve the sustainability of its operations
15:31 Severnaya Verf lays down second processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Holding
15:08 German shipyard Lürssen launches project Fiji yacht named Madsummer
14:39 GoodFuels and REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker fuel first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel
14:13 Incat Crowther 35m ferry for Samso Rederi
13:55 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput on her first voyage under Arctic LNG 2 project
13:24 Andrei Chibis appointed Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
13:17 Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
12:40 Murmansk Region Governor announces resignation
12:00 Steel cut for first short-sea LNG bunker vessel for Eesti Gaas at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China
11:39 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
11:13 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:50 Doha to host Ports & Maritime Evolution, Rail & Logistics Evolution, Road & Logistics Evolution Qatar Assembly & Expo in September’19
10:27 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.16% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $60.24
10:08 MAN receives an order for two-stroke engines from Eastern Pacific Shipping
10:05 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning March, 21
09:59 2018 revenues of FSUE Rosmorport grew by 7% Y-o-Y to over RUB 26 billion
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 709 points
09:08 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
09:00 PSA, PFR and IFM investors partner to jointly acquire the deepwater container terminal Gdańsk from Macquarie infrastructure and Real Assets, MTAA SUPER, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super
08:36 Port Canaveral starts construction of new Cruise Terminal 3 complex
07:58 SeaKing Electrical completes DFDS ferry upgrades in France

2019 March 20

18:00 Insight Into Contemporary Seafaring workshop held at Azerbaijan State Maritime Academy
17:43 Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club
17:34 Wärtsilä prepares solutions for new state-of-the-art Wasaline ferry
17:34 Fire on Costa Smeralda under construction at Meyer Turku Shipyard not to affect building schedule
17:08 NOVATEK BoD recommends payment of RR 16.81 per ordinary share as 2018 dividend
16:46 Ukrainian seaports increased cargo handling by 2.5 million tons in January-February
16:22 ABP’s Hull Dry Bulks Terminal marks milestone handling biggest shipment
16:03 IMSSEA hosted “Maritime training and research activities” workshop
15:40 EU NAVFOR supports Somali / Ugandan maritime leadership training exercise course
15:21 Port of Long Beach Survey Director named
14:59 Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications appoints steering group to support reform of Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods
14:35 11 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 19-20
14:12 Nauticor and Destination Gotland start LNG bunkering in the port of Visby for MS “Visborg” with the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”
13:57 DNV GL has joined RAO/CIS Offshore 2019 as Sponsor of a conference session