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BP Shipping’s organization is structured around four key pillars – commercial, technical and vetting, operations and health and safety, environment and quality, backed up by group support functions such as communications and safety and operational risk.


Our fundamental purpose is the safe transportation of BP’s hydrocarbons across the world’s oceans as well as delivering innovative and agile marine solutions to the BP group.


We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the right talent to support the business in executing its strategy and plans.


Through a combination of on-the-job learning and formal training, we build a sustainable talent pipeline. It is vital that our people have the right skills to perform their roles effectively and compliantly and drive improved business performance through safe, efficient, reliable and operationally-excellent  operations.


Beyond our existing responsibility for managing BP’s Shipping risks, we are required more and more to support our BP partners turn new opportunities into realities.


The commercial team comprises chartering, ethics and compliance, finance and a new business partnership team which acts as the interface with wider group to manage projects and strategic requests which come into BP Shipping.


Technical and vetting includes vetting and clearance, engineering, and two marine teams, one looking after oil and the other focusing on gas. A time charter relationship team manages the relationships with third party companies from whom BP time charters vessels.


The operations team manages operations for the BP operated fleet, holding safe operations at the forefront whilst driving our efficiency agenda and increased commercial rigour. Teams look after oil ships, gas ships and manage the crewing needs for BP Shipping’s operated fleet. The Procurement team manage the supply chain risks for our operated fleet.


The health and safety, environment and quality team relentlessly focuses on managing safety, risk management and regulatory requirements. Our Believe in Zero vision means no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment and that everyone returns home healthy. 

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