Sovcomflot named Platts "Energy Transporter of the Year 2007"


Sovcomflot has been awarded the prestigious title of “Energy Transporter of  the Year 2007” at the Platts 9th Annual Global Energy Awards. At a ceremony held  last night, at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, Sovcomflot emerged  victorious amongst strong competition to win the award.


Sovcomflot becomes the first energy shipping company to receive the  “Energy Transporter of the Year” award. It has done so in the face of stiff  competition from pipeline and energy grid distribution companies, thereby  raising the profile of the international shipping industry.
The Platts  Global Energy Awards were established in 1999 as a way of recognizing  outstanding achievement and vision in the energy industry. The Energy  Transporter of the Year award acknowledges excellence in the movement of energy  - whether electricity or the physical transportation of natural gas, coal or  oil.
The judges, who included energy ministers, national regulators, and past  and present heads of major energy companies, were looking for a transporter who  matched business efficiency with technical innovation, who had a demonstrated  commitment to environmental protection and a world-class safety record. The  judges recognized Sovcomflot as a service champion for their customers at both  ends of the transport chain, constantly seeking innovations in management as  well as technology and delivering tangible value to the energy supply  chain.
Sergey Frank, President and CEO of Sovcomflot, said “This award is  recognition of all the hard work and effort that Sovcomflot employees, at sea  and ashore, have made this year. It is a further validation of Sovcomflot’s  successful strategy of technical innovation backed by a real commitment to  customer service. We are delighted with the award and look forward to building  on this success.”

The Joint Stock Company (JSC) Sovcomflot  is headquartered in St Petersburg and is Russia’ largest shipping company. It  owns and operates one of the world's youngest tanker fleets, which following  completion of the consolidation with Novoship will comprise 121 vessels with a  combined tonnage of 8.5 million DWT. The company is fully integrated, with  interests ranging from ship owning through to chartering and technical  management.

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