£20M Business Wins for North Star Shipping

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Callum Bruce, Northstar MD

North Star Shipping, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm - Craig Group, has secured in excess of £20 million in new business and the renewal of existing contracts.

The company which provides offshore support vessels to the offshore industry has won a new contract with the largest operator of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in the North Sea. Under the new contract with Norwegian owned Teekay Petrojarl (part of the Teekay Corporation), North Star Shipping will provide emergency response and rescue services using the Grampian Ranger vessel and her crew to support the Petrojarl Banff FPSO in the Central North Sea from 2011 to 2014.

North Star has also renewed a rolling contract with Marathon which will see the Grampian Courageous and Grampian Protector continue to support their operations in the Brae Field. The company’s contract with CNR International in support of the Murchison and Tiffany locations, involving the vessels the Grampian Otter and Grampian Pioneer, has also been renewed on a rolling basis. North Star Shipping owns and operates the largest British wholly-owned fleet engaged in the UK Offshore Industry.

Over the years, North Star’s vessels and crew have saved more than 70 lives in the North Sea and its clients rely on its support for their operations in one of the most hostile environments. This continuous level of support is provided 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to more than 46 installations. Callum Bruce, managing director of North Star, said: “We are delighted to have secured our first contract with Teekay Petrojarl and are confident this relationship will develop over the next four years.

“Equally, it is very pleasing to have retained contracts with Marathon and CNR with whom we have long-standing relationships. “These awards cement our position as a leader in the provision of vessels to support the UK offshore industry and its employees, as well as showing our commitment to meeting the needs of clients. “Through continuous investment in our people, infrastructure and vessels, we are demonstrating our commitment to them with a service that is driven by safety and quality.”

Craig Group has invested a further £35million in its fleet in the last year, which will see the delivery of four new ‘D-Class’ ERRVs . The first of the emergency response and rescue vessels, the Grampian Don, was recently launched at the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain with the other three expected to enter service in 2012. This £35million investment follows on from a £130million programme by the Craig Group, which began in 2003 and was completed with the delivery of the Grampian Citadel late last year. The Craig Group fleet, operated by North Star, now stands at 31 vessels.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner

Association appoints new board members and sets priorities for the future   The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1, the first of two, 45-meter Fast Offshore Support Vessels in

Baltic Index Pauses at Record Low

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, ended flat on Thursday after declining for 12 straight sessions

Contracts

Sea IT, Veritas Tankers Ink Long-term Software Deal

Sea IT has entered a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers. The agreement comprises installation of BlueCORE Generation 4, an ICT platform specifically developed for the marine industry,

Interior Facelift for Queen Mary 2

Cunard’s luxurious flagship, the iconic 2,620 passenger ocean liner Queen Mary 2, will undergo an interior refit at the hands of McCue Marine during a 25-day multimillion-pound

Chemical Shipping Freight Rates to Remain Under Pressure

On the back of low bunker prices and more new buildings to be delivered in 2016, chemical shipping freight rates for both contracts of affreightment and spot cargoes

Offshore

Eni, Exxon, Statoil Win Irish Offshore O&G Licences

The Irish government said on Thursday it had awarded oil and gas licences to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil , allowing them to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Ireland.

Maersk Drilling Posts Record Profit

Maersk Drilling delivered the best result ever with a profit of USD 751m (USD 478m) in 2015 generating a ROIC of 9.3% (7.1%). The result was positively impacted

Update on Seagull Mobile apps for Crew

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is set to revolutionise the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making

Finance

Baltic Index Pauses at Record Low

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, ended flat on Thursday after declining for 12 straight sessions

Long Beach Sees Robust Container Growth

The Port of Long Beach kicked off 2016 by logging its seventh straight month of cargo increases, showing a 24.8 percent jump in container shipments over the same month last year.

Maersk Drilling Posts Record Profit

Maersk Drilling delivered the best result ever with a profit of USD 751m (USD 478m) in 2015 generating a ROIC of 9.3% (7.1%). The result was positively impacted

Energy

Eni, Exxon, Statoil Win Irish Offshore O&G Licences

The Irish government said on Thursday it had awarded oil and gas licences to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil , allowing them to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Ireland.

Maersk Drilling Posts Record Profit

Maersk Drilling delivered the best result ever with a profit of USD 751m (USD 478m) in 2015 generating a ROIC of 9.3% (7.1%). The result was positively impacted

Total Proposes 0.61 ‎€ per Share Dividend

The Board of Directors of Total met on February 10, 2016, and agreed to propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 24, 2016, a 2015 annual dividend of 2.

Maritime Security

NATO Sea Mission Launched against Migrant Traffickers

NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.

NATO Launches Sea Mission Against People-Smugglers

NATO, EU mission to help target traffickers in Aegean Sea. NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe,

Greeks at Frontline of Migrant Crisis Angry at EU Critics

ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea, Feb 11: Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the Aegean Sea horizon, steers his

Maritime Safety

NATO Sea Mission Launched against Migrant Traffickers

NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.

NATO Launches Sea Mission Against People-Smugglers

NATO, EU mission to help target traffickers in Aegean Sea. NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe,

Greeks at Frontline of Migrant Crisis Angry at EU Critics

ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea, Feb 11: Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the Aegean Sea horizon, steers his

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1754 sec (6 req/sec)