Our vision

As an independent, fully integrated, shipowning company
to transport oil and gas responsibly and safely and to be
among the industry leaders in a sustainable manner.
Transpetrol Maritime Services Ltd, Belgian Branch Belgium
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  • 28-06-2016

    Triple naming during 21 June ceremony

    Company delegates and distinguished guests travelled to the excellent Hyundai Samho facilities located on the south-western coast of South Korea for the naming of three newbuildings: VLGC “Tenacity IV” and Aframax sisters “Affinity V” and “Spirit II”. The Roman numerals indicate how many ships in the Transpetrol fleet previously featured the respective names, underlining the company’s extensive history.

    With the ships banked side by side, a fine display of synchronous axing by the godmothers was followed by a successful bottle-breaking ceremony on each ship. The company’s greatly respected maritime officers completed the picture.

    Midsummer hails the rainy season in this region, but auspiciously the event on 21 June enjoyed fine conditions throughout.

    The three ships are slated for delivery between early July and late August 2016. Ensuring that the ships are future-proof, each comes equipped with an integrated, fully compliant ballast water treatment system together with the latest shipboard technology.

    We would like to thank all those involved in their construction, delivery and naming.
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  • 21-12-2015

    New generation VLGC bolsters fleet

    The fleet has been strengthened with the commissioning of a brand new 84,000 cubic metre class tanker for liquefied gas at the end of July 2015. Perseverance V, formerly referred to as hull no. 2765, has been built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) at their modern Gunsan production yard.

    Thanks to a comprehensive redesign, the new ship boasts 15 per cent lower fuel consumption compared to the preceding generation of this class. Anticipating requirements, it also comes fully equipped with an on-board ballast water treatment system.
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  • 13-03-2015

    Aframax new building twins to broaden service base

    The company has recently concluded the ordering of two 115,000 tonnes deadweight category crude oil carriers. The ships will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in South Korea with both units scheduled for delivery during the third quarter of 2016.

    The addition of dedicated crude oil carriers underlines the company’s desire to offer a diversified fleet of world-class vessels able to handle a broad range of oil products and LPG. Commercial and technical management will be in-house.
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  • 29-01-2015

    Keel laying for 84,000 cubic metre LPG Carrier

    The keel laying ceremony for Hyundai hull 2765 was successfully completed on 5 January 2015. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for August 2015.
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  • 24-01-2014

    Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) new building project

    We are pleased to announce the ordering of a new tanker for liquefied gas to be constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd of South Korea (HHI). The 84,000 m3 LPG carrier is scheduled to be delivered during the summer of 2015.

    The new ship will be a welcome addition to our existing VLGCs, Progress and Prospect, which were also built by HHI and have since earned a good reputation in the market.

    With renewed focus on cleaner burning fuels, it is expected that LPG will continue to enjoy good demand in addition to other industrial consumption.

    Supervision during construction will be coordinated by Transpetrol TM AS. More news to follow once construction commences.
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  • 23-01-2014

    Farewell to Perseverance & Affinity

    Having joined the company as a pair of newbuildings in 2005, it seems especially appropriate that these two sister ships should also depart together. Perseverance (now renamed River Shiner) was delivered to the new owners on 23 January, while Affinity (renamed Emerald Shiner) left our fleet nearly two weeks earlier on 10 January.

    The ships have served the company well for over eight years and, as the only two ships in our fleet with ICE-1A notation, they introduced us to a new dimension of ice trade with an array of unique photographs and stories brought back by those serving on board.

    We would like to thank all the staff who over the years looked after the ships and for ensuring a smooth change of ownership.
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  • 31-08-2013

    TP reacquires full control of its two VLGCs

    Following a one-year period of evaluation, it was decided to undo the arrangement which was entered into in July 2012 with Avance Gas Holding Ltd (AGHL). Subsequently, on 19 August 2013 Transpetrol, on predefined terms and conditions, repurchased two very large gas carrier class ships (VLGCs), MV PROGRESS and MV PROSPECT, and simultaneously sold all its shares in AGHL back to the remaining shareholders.

    The manning and technical management of the two ships remains unchanged and will stay with Transpetrol TM AS, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
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  • 24-04-2013

    Second-hand Aframax joins the fleet

    We are pleased to advise that Aframax class tanker STRIDE successfully joined the fleet on Monday, 22 April 2013 at the port of Rotterdam.

    Built in May 2009 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, the ship’s previous name was Zaliv Anadyr.

    Welcome and good luck!
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Company Profile

“Committed to perform”
Transpetrol is an independent, fully integrated, ship-owning company with a history stretching back over 30 years. We have a truly international workforce of about 30 employees on shore in four different countries and about 500 seafarers and 14 vessels serving clients around the globe.