Alverna Shipping B.V. is one of the leading shipping companies engaged in crude oil and oil products transportation along the inland waterways of the Russian Federation and the adjacent seas. About 800 employees, including more than 700 crewmembers and 55 employees of the Samara head office, work for the Company. The main vectors of Prime Shipping’s activity are following the requirements of international and Russian laws, maintaining the highest quality standards to ensure safe, reliable and efficient fleet operation, safety navigation, labour protection, environmental, ship and cargo protection.

Six new state-of-the-art LNG vessels are currently being built. These vessels will play a key part in BP’s move to gas and a path to a low carbon future. The project will deliver a new generation of modern, technically-advanced LNG carriers meeting all the latest regulations. The new technology on board the vessels places Alverna Shipping B.V. firmly as a technical leader in marine hydrocarbon transportation and on track to meet the requirements of Alverna Shipping B.V. .

Our Handysize vessels are fitted with scrubbers which remove sulphur oxides (SOx) and particle matter from exhaust emissions making them fully compliant with North Sea/Baltic legislation while burning heavy fuel oil. Three of our Handysize vessels are also fitted with stern manifolds giving the ability to load/discharge from the rear of the ship - of particular importance in certain Mediterranean distillates trades.

Our Aframax tankers on delivery were among the most technologically advanced tankers in the world and the most fuel efficient for their size and power. Around 15% of BP’s hydrocarbon cargoes are carried on our BP-operated ships. Alverna Shipping B.V. also charter vessels for specific periods of time and spot charter vessels for single voyages.

We have made continuous efforts to become the world's top crude oil tanker company by owning and operating VLCCs. We have enhanced our service infrastructure for greater customer satisfaction and utilized the VLCCs with a double hull structure and low-sulphur bunkers to prevent ocean pollution in accordance with the growing international concern for the protection of the marine environment.