Transship Ltd has been involved in maritime shipping activity for over 12 years, running commercial and technical management of the cargo ships of different types.
In summer of 2002 the Company took delivery of the first bulk carrier under the full management. Mv Alina" (IMO No. 7525683, dwat 34,318 mts built 1977 Japan) has been successfully trading and acquired an outstanding reputation among many of the top charterers.
In July 2006 Transship Ltd took delivery of the second bulk carrier under the full management. Mv "Afina" (IMO No. 8029272, dwat 35,419 mts built 1983 Japan) has been sailing with a prosperous wind under the flag of the Republic of Malta and ABS Class Society and gained a good reputation among the leading charterers in the dry cargo market.
Since 1999 the Company has been deeply involved in developing of the dry and wet cargo offshore transshipment terminal in the Kerch Strait (link between Azov and Black sea) and providing further transshipment services at the outer roads of port of Odessa. 2011 demonstrated that offshore transshipment terminals handle up to 5.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo and 4 million tons of oils per annum. The fleet, servicing the operation of this open sea transshipment terminals consists of six floating cranes, three of which are self-built, and five storage barges of about 90,000 mts capacity.
Today Transship Ltd incorporates a number of subsidiaries and enjoys business with a number of close partners.
In 2003 the Company introduced its own shipbuilding business by starting up a modern small size shipyard, located at port Kerch, Ukraine. “Craneship” specializes in construction and building of tugs, barges, floating cranes and floating transshipment complexes. The shipyard has at its disposal a sea berth of 6 meters draft with total length of 350 meters as well as two docks with the carrying capacity of 700 and 600 mts. Today’s knowledge and technical capacity of “Craneship” allows realizing projects of any complexity.
Due to increasing volume of the tonnage being transshipped, in 2005 the largest independent tug fleet operator in Ukraine, Donmar Ltd was set up as a close partner of Transship Ltd. Donmar fleet is represented by the tugs of power range from 300 to 6000 h.p. which allows to fulfill various types of operations including in harbour towage and linear towage of different objects within the areas of the Azov, Black and Mediterranean seas. Today’s Donmar fleet consists of nine tugs.
In 2006, “DP Transship Agent” was established as a daughter company of Transship Ltd to provide the agency services to the Company’s expanding fleet as well as other vessels calling to the port of Kerch and transiting the Kerch strait. In 2010 the agency services expanded to serve our ships calling to the ports of Odessa, Yuzhny and Ilichevsk.
In January 2008 the contracts for building of the two new handy- sized bulkers at the South Korean Ship Yard – 21st Century Shipbuilding Co were signed by the parners of the Company.
In consequence of efficiency and prosperity of the Company, the newest subsidiary to run commercial and technical management of the new-builds was set up in June 2011. “Transship Bulk” introduced the following management departments of highly qualified professionals:
- Safety & Quality Department
- Operations/Chartering Department
- Technical Department
- Crew Resources Department
- Human Resource Department
- IT Department
In the course of time from June 2011, Transship Bulk has started Safety and Quality certification and implementation of Safety and Quality Management System developed in accordance with ABS HSQE Guide. Initial ISM audit has been successfully passed on 4th of Septmeber 2012 and full term Document of Compliance was issued by ABS. On 26 Septemeber 2012 Transship Bulk Management System was found to be in compliance with the Safety and Quality requirements of ABS Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management, as applied to operation of bulk carriers. On 13th November 2012 after successful completion of ISO 9001 Initial Audit Transship Bulk Quality Management System was found to be in compliance with requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
The deliveries of the new bulk carriers - m.v. "Zina" and m.v. "Floriana" were taken by the Company during May - October 2012.
It is indeed our ambitious plan to expand the fleet under the management and become more competitive on the dry cargo shipping market as well as to provide more opportunities both for seafarers and shore-based personnel.