Composition of the fleet
As of 31 December 2019, the Group’s fleet included 147 vessels with a total deadweight of 12,874 thousand tonnes.
|Vessels by type||Number of vessels||Total deadweight, ‘000 tonnes|
|Product tankers||45 Taking into account the transfer of Zaliv Baikal and Zaliv Vostok from the product tanker category to the shuttle tanker category.||48||49||2,814||3,071||3,120|
|LNG and LPG carriers||13||13||13||887||870||870|
|Multifunctional icebreaking vessels||10||10||9||42||38||35|
|Seismic exploration vessels, chartered vessels||2||2||2||6||7||7|
|Total||147||144||150||12,874 Data for 2019 as of 31 December 2019 were updated in comparison with similar data as of 31 December 2018.||12,443||13,136|
For more information about the fleet, broken down by operating segments, see section Company profile. Detailed information about the vessels and their technical characteristics is available on SCF Group’s website in the
In 2019 the Company continued to add new vessels to its fleet in accordance with the adopted strategy and long-term development programme aimed at promoting growth and renewal of the fleet as well as its technological enhancement and improvements in energy efficiency. During the year the SCF Group fleet was augmented by 4 vessels delivered by shipyards under previously concluded shipbuilding contracts (for more details see section of this Annual Report, Implementation of the shipbuilding programme).
The Long-Term Development Programme of PAO Sovcomflot provides for timely disposal of older vessels, as dictated by market conditions and prescribed by conventions, registries, and other national and international requirements (those of the International Maritime Organisation, classification societies, and charterers). In 2019 Sovcomflot Group sold one MR product tanker aged above 15 years in the second-hand vessel market.
Thus, in 2019 the number of SCF Group vessels increased by 2.1 %. The total deadweight of the fleet increased by 431,000 tonnes or by 3.5 %.
The average age of the Group’s fleet at the end of 2019 was 10.8 years, which is 18 % less than the average for leading tanker companies (according to Clarksons).
|Vessels by type||Average age in years|
|Crude oil tankers||13.7|
|LNG and LPG carriers||8.4|
|Multifunctional icebreaking vessels||7.9|
|Research vessels and chartered vessels||8.1|
|SCF Group fleet||10.8|