SafeSTS sustains growth

Jan 15 2016

SafeSTS reported that 2015 was a year of solid growth for the company, with the demand for its global ship-to-ship (STS) lightering services coming from an increasing number of clients and countries.

Managing director, Yvonne Mason, expressed satisfaction with the company's progress during the year by saying: "A number of specific skills and experience are required to conduct STS transfers safely, and health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Inevitably, business growth involves an increasing number of such transfers, and I am very proud that since 2010 the company has transferred over 300 mill barrels of oil with zero spills.

“One of the highlights of 2015 was the incorporation of SafeSTS Mozambique Lda in September. Having established an on-site office, SafeSTS has been undertaking STS transfers offshore Beira, Mozambique since 2011. The company now provides regional coverage and works closely with local agents and the community to improve its services in Mozambique," she said.

New operational bases were also established in both Japan [Nagasaki] and in South Korea last year, and the UK team, based in the company's head office in Diss in Norfolk, was expanded to 22, who work together with their international colleagues to support all local overseas activities.

As the Person in Overall Advisory Control (POAC) for offshore lightering operations, the Mooring Master provides expert knowledge for STS transfers, and the arrival of new Mooring Masters at SafeSTS during the year further increased the skilled services that the company offers to its global clients, the company claimed.

Mason stressed that SafeSTS is looking to sustain its international growth and development during 2016: "SafeSTS already operates in a global network of numerous lightering locations carrying out STS transfers of oil, gas and in some cases dry goods.

“However, we undertook some important groundwork in a number of carefully researched geographical territories last year, and I am expecting that work will create some exciting new business opportunities as we move through 2016," she said.  

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