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
Aframax new building twins to broaden service baseThe 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.Read more>
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.
Keel laying for 84,000 cubic metre LPG CarrierThe keel laying ceremony for Hyundai hull 2765 was successfully completed on 5 January 2015. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for August 2015.Read more>
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!