Celebrating its centenary in 2015, BP Shipping is the oldest continuous business unit in the BP group, moving BP’s oil and gas across the world’s oceans.
We have a key role to play in the delivery of BP’s objectives. 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.
We enable competitive advantage for BP by managing shipping risks and delivering innovative and agile marine solutions.
Each year, BP Shipping transports more than 200 million metric tonnes of hydrocarbons on water and completes around 6,000 voyages. We provide safe and compliant vessels for the transportation of BP’s hydrocarbons, using both BP-operated and third-party vessels which have been approved for BP use in accordance with BP’s stringent health and safety, and quality assurance standards.
Around 41 vessels belong to the BP Shipping fleet as well as a number of chartered vessels, either for a specific length of time or for a single voyage.
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The vetting team is responsible for all ship inspection co-ordination, assessment and analysis
Our people deliver innovative marine solutions in support of BP’s strategic goal of creating a distinctive platform for value growth over the long term
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a big part of BP’s lower-carbon strategy and BP Shipping has a vital role in the complex job of transporting it to consumers
South Korea has played an increasingly important role in BP Shipping’s business over recent years, with its prolific and ultra- efficient shipyards heavily involved in our fleet rejuvenation programme
Cyber security continues to be headline news. At sea and onshore, we rely on electronic devices and systems to run our business successfully. Any disruption could be extremely serious, but BP Shipping is on the case
With the deliveries of BP Shipping’s new Project Delphi fleet of LNG vessels getting ever closer, Jonty Shepard, a key internal customer, explains the value they can bring to the group