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 approximately 600 seafarers and 16 vessels serving clients around the globe.Profile
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>
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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.
Epic voyage marks two firsts for TranspetrolPerseverance, under the command of Captain Pietka, and with Chief Engineer Bartkowiak looking after machinery, is currently en route from Vitino, Russia, to Zhoushan, China, via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Vincent Taymans from our Brussels office is also on board, as a special envoy.Read more>
This is the first time that a ship in the Transpetrol fleet has undertaken this voyage. On charter to the shipping arm of NOVATEK, Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer, Perseverance is also reported to be the first tanker to follow the NSR this season. Even though the ice floes diminish during the summer months, transit is made possible only with the expert assistance of the Rosatomflot icebreakers Yamal and Taymyr. With Yamal in the lead, Taymyr and Perseverance follow closely behind to prevent the freshly made channel from closing up again. Continuous communication between the ships is therefore essential.
Like any voyage, this one required preparation. However, the Arctic route will probably never be considered a ‘milk run’, and embarking on it is more like an expedition. Passing through mostly remote areas, the ‘caravan’ must be self-reliant in dealing with any mishap that might occur during the voyage. The icebreakers thus also serve as emergency response vessels with an onboard hospital, pollution response equipment, towing capabilities and specialized communications equipment.
We are pleased to report that Perseverance successfully reached open water on 14 July and, having waved off her trusty companions Yamal and Taymyr, she is currently proceeding to warmer climes. Whether another NSR trip is on the cards remains to be seen. What we do know is that this journey has been fascinating for everyone involved, and we would like to say a special thank-you to our Russian counterparts for their strong support on all fronts, making the adventure a positive experience and a memory to treasure.
Transpetrol website Mk 3Welcome to our new website (TP Mk 3) which features improved accessibility and smoother navigation.Read more>
We are also pleased to present an improved photo section with higher resolution photographs. This section will gradually be expanded with more images of and from the fleet.