• 2019 May 15 15:54

    Net profit of Sovcomflot in 1Q’2019 totaled $70.1 million versus loss of $16.1 million in 1Q’2018

    PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), a world leader in energy shipping and offshore services to the oil and gas industry, today reported its results for the first quarter (Q1) ended 31 March 2019.

    Financial highlights for Q1 2019

    USD million

    Q1 2019

    Q1 2018

    %

    Gross revenue

    410.7

    345.4

    +18.9

    Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue

    313.9

    248.9

    +26.1

    EBITDA*

    206.8

    127.3

    +62.5

    Net profit (loss)

    70.1

    (16.1)

    -

    Korolev Prospect and Vernadsky Prospect delivered - the fourth and fifth vessels in a pioneering ‘Green Funnel’ series of six LNG-fuelled 114,000 DWT Aframax tankers ordered by Sovcomflot. Compliant with new international conventions on emission controls, applicable from 2020, the tankers also conform fully with environmental and safety standards for ships operating in ECA-controlled areas (including the Baltic and North Sea basins).

    In March, the Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of the start of LNG shipments from the Sakhalin-2 project. Over the past decade, Grand Aniva and her sister ship Grand Elena have successfully completed over 300 voyages, delivering some 43.5 million cubic metres of LNG to Asian customers.

    Yevgeny Primakov, an icebreaking standby vessel employed under long-term time-charter with Sakhalin Energy, was awarded ‘2019 Support Vessel of the Year’ by Offshore Support Journal.

    Gagarin Prospect and Lomonosov Prospect, the world's first LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers, received Green Award certificates, a quality mark for vessels that significantly surpass Convention requirements related to environmental protection.

    Sovcomflot received the annual Marine Money 'Deal of the Year' award, in the category Green Ship Finance - West. The publication recognised Sovcomflot's USD 252M seven-year credit agreement, with a consortium of foreign banks, to finance the construction of a series of the world's first large-capacity LNG-fuelled tankers.

    Sergey Frank, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot said: “Sovcomflot started 2019 with a strong Q1 performance, boosted by a return to profitability in our conventional crude and product tanker markets following an upswing in the first months of 2019. Profits from our crude fleet in particular increased 53 per cent year-on-year compared to Q1 2018.

    “Although spot market rates for conventional tankers have yet to reach their historic averages, they have come off the low levels witnessed in the  2017-Q3 2018 period and, whilst we remain cautious for Q2 2019, we believe that a sustainable market recovery in the conventional tanker markets appears likely towards the end of 2019 and through 2020.

    “Despite cautious optimism about conventional tankers, it is our industrial fleet working in the Offshore and Gas sectors where Sovcomflot specialises in delivering safety-focused operations, with high quality assets, under long-term contracts that remains central to Group strategy going forward. We have a number of such projects delivering in the next two years, and a pipeline of opportunities that we are looking to develop over the next five year window that will further increase Sovcomflot’s participation in these core strategic sectors.”

    Evgeniy Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President of PAO Sovcomflot said: “During the quarter, we witnessed several landmark events in the history of the development of remarkable Russian Oil & Gas projects, in which Sovcomflot participated directly, including the 10th anniversary of LNG shipments from the Sakhalin-2 project, using SCF’s two LNGC’s Grand Aniva and Grand Elena to export natural gas to Asian markets. We also saw the 10th million tonne of crude oil loaded on SCF’s ice-breaking shuttle tankers serving the Prirazlomnoye project, operated by Gazprom Neft. The willingness of key customers to employ SCF vessels for extended periods of time is the best proof of SCF’s highest level of reliability as a business partner and an ocean carrier of hydrocarbons.”

    Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating & Chief Technical Officer of PAO Sovcomflot said: “During the period, the Group took further steps to reduce its environmental footprint by increasing the use of LNG as primary fuel on two more Aframax tankers. The move represents a significant commitment by the Group to improve the environmental profile of oil transportation and is part of our ‘Green Funnel’ project developed in collaboration with Shell. Our track record of innovation was duly recognised by an award to our IBSV Yevgeny Primakov with her unique specifications as ‘Offshore Support Vessel of the Year’.

    Nikolay Kolesnikov, Executive Vice President and CFO of PAO Sovcomflot said: “With a stable balance sheet and positive cash-flow during the first quarter, supported by good earnings visibility, Sovcomflot is well positioned to continue with the implementation of its strategy and fulfilling the evolving needs of our clients. Sovcomflot’s contracted capex is fully funded, and the company maintains access to international and domestic sources of long-term capital.”

    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 146 vessels with a total deadweight of over 12.7 million tonnes. Over 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 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