GC Rieber Shipping scores Sovcomflot charter deal

GC Rieber Shipping scores Sovcomflot charter deal

Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has secured a time charter deal with Sovcomflot subsidiary OOO SCF Geo for seismic acquisition and QC services.

The job will utilize the 22 streamer ice classed vessel Polar Empress for operations in the Kara Sea.

Irene Wage Basili, CEO of GC Rieber Shipping, commented: “We have had long lasting discussions with Sovcomflot related to this contract and we are very pleased to be able to conclude in time for this season’s work. Our vessel’s unique capabilities are tailor made for operating in these types of areas and we are glad to see that clients value our assets and our ability to adapt our work scope to specific need.”

Work is expected to take about two months and mobilisation will commence imminently.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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