Silverburn Shipping enters 2010
with new ventures in familiar
waters but unfamiliar territory
Having successfully integrated its 2 shallow draft 50BP AHTS “Tarpan” and “Tur” during 2009 we have now delivered the accommodation vessel “Yury Andropov” to Is
Signing the contract in November 09 the unit was moved to Astrakhan immediately to avoid the canal closure and after 4 months refitting she was delivered ready to work in April 2010. The Ice classed vessel has a capacity of 440 POB and German built has a high standard of fitting and equipment. The refit at Astrakhanski Carabel included 3 high volume Fresh Water makers, a crane for reaching over both sides to load stores, a large capacity incinerator and the refitting of all cabins and the galley to a modern standard. The major common rooms were also converted to the clients needs and standards. During delivery a second unit “Gleb Krizhizhanovsky” was contracted and will be delivered in September 2010.
In January 2010 Mr Vito Scalogna joined the group as Marketing and Client Development Manager. He is principally based in Aktau in Kazakhstan though spends around 1/3 of this time in Italy visiting clients and developing our knowledge of the market as well as introducing our services to new clients in Southern Europe. Vito comes with a wealth of experience in shipping and forwarding having spent over 25 years in the business, particularly in exports from Italy to Russia and the CIS
states as well as project cargoes to the Caspian. Fluent in Italian, English and Australian (having been born there) he has understanding of both English and Italian way of thinking and truly unique combination of knowing the laws of cricket and how to make a decent cup of coffee!
In March 2010 our Kazakh Partner “Caspiy Ak Jhelken” was awarded and ISO 9002 Certificate. Whilst not a requirement in the shipping field (ISM being the shipping trade’s equivalent) it has become increasingly necessary to maintain a competitive position within the numerous engineering groups now involved in various offshore projects and who are more familiar with the ISO certification than ISM. In spite of the fact that this has required additional systems to be put in place and extra staff the HSE issues and thinking behind the process and similar to that used for ISM and therefore has been integrated into our existing set-up without disrupting our preparations for the 2010 season.