V.F. Tanker Ltd. (part of UCL Holding) has been announced the winner in the Industry Leader competition held by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport in the nominated category “Best Shipping Company” among Russian cargo carriers engaged in overseas transportation of liquid bulk cargoes.
In 2016, the ships operated by V.F. Tanker (part of UCL Holding) have carried 3.5 mln tons of cargo. During the accounting period the average shipping distance was reduced, which resulted in retention of the company’s cargo turnover at the level of 2015 amounting to 4.5 bln t/km.
The total volume of the cargo carried by V.F. Tanker during the navigation period of the year 2016 — from April till November — has made 2.9 mln ton. Of them 2.5 mln ton (21% growth as compared to the 2015 figure for the same period) were delivered by the inland waterways of the Russian Unified Deep Water System.
A 3,188 ton batch of crude glycerin has been delivered from Spain to Russia.
On 27 April, the combined platform tanker ‘Volga-Flot 10’ of project RST54 (yard number 5404) has left the berth of the Park Parizhskoy Kommuny Shipyard (Nizhny Novgorod region) to take its first voyage.
On April 1, 2016, V.F. Tanker’s m/t ‘Mekhanik Antonov’ took part in the ceremonial events dedicated to the official opening of navigation in the Azov-Don basin.
During the period between the 2015-2016 navigations V.F. Tanker has implemented an extended fleet repair program.
New chemicals have now been added to the list of cargoes approved for carriage by the company’s vessels
Key topic: safety of navigation for vessels carrying hazardous cargoes
The combination bulk oil/ deck cargo tanker ‘Balt Flot 3’ has performed its first dry cargo voyage.