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 twelve vessels serving clients around the globe.Profile
Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) new building projectWe 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.Read more>
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.
Farewell to Perseverance & AffinityHaving 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.Read more>
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.
TP reacquires full control of its two VLGCsFollowing 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.Read more>
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.
Second-hand Aframax joins the fleetWe are pleased to advise that Aframax class tanker STRIDE successfully joined the fleet on Monday, 22 April 2013 at the port of Rotterdam.Read more>
Built in May 2009 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, the ship’s previous name was Zaliv Anadyr.
Welcome and good luck!
ALPINE ENDURANCE departs from the fleetFollowing expiry of the individual three-year bareboat arrangement commenced in 2009, ALPINE ENDURANCE was redelivered to owners in August 2012. The ship has subsequently been renamed “Stealth Bahla”.Read more>
Delivery of MR tanker concludes fleet renewalThe delivery of medium range (MR) tanker LUCTOR on 30 November 2011 marked the conclusion of our existing new building programme. Joining sister vessel TURMOIL which entered service in the previous month, LUCTOR can in addition to the usual petroleum products cater to a growing demand to carry a selection of commodities categorized as chemical. The name LUCTOR has in the past featured on two Transpetrol ships.Read more>
The company’s current fleet consists of modern ships all built and delivered directly to us by leading shipyards in Korea and Japan, and at the end of 2011 the fleet has an average age of just under four years.
Welcome to the fleet and good luck!
Brand new MR enters serviceWe are very pleased to announce that motor tanker TURMOIL joined the fleet on 19 October 2011. Referred to as "Onomichi Mark IV" by the builder, the design embodies some of the latest thinking on medium range (MR) tankers. Capable of carrying six different grades of cargo simultaneously, this ship further expands the company’s stable of MR workhorses. The name TURMOIL has in the past featured on two Transpetrol ships.Read more>
Welcome to the fleet and good luck!
Second Arctic voyage a successMotor tanker Perseverance is currently performing a novel voyage carrying a cargo of about 64,000 tonnes of JET A-1 from the Far East to Western Europe via the the Northern Sea Route (NSR).Read more>
Compared to the ship’s maiden NSR voyage from west to east in July, the ice conditions during this passage are significantly milder and have allowed the ship to achieve an average speed approaching 13 knots.
Sailing via the NSR allows journey time between Northern Europe and the Far East to be cut by up to half whilst at the same time saving hundreds of tonnes of fuel in propulsion. This year’s summer season is anticipated to close by the end of October.