Who we are

Paregoria BV Tank Storage, with its headquarter in Rotterdam, is an independent operator of midstream and downstream bulk liquid storage facilities for chemicals, oils, and refined petroleum products currently owning and operating a global network of Storage with a combined storage capacity of 2.1 million m³.
Our goal is simple. We aim to provide our customers with the safest, most reliable, and efficient tank storage, and logistical systems. Together with our highly knowledgeable personnel, we ensure that there is no such thing as a dangerous product – at least not when under our care.

Core Values

The main vectors of Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company activity are following the requirements of international and local laws, maintaining the highest quality standards to ensure safe, reliable and efficient fleet operation, safety navigation, labour protection, environmental, ship and cargo protection.
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    The company fully complies with all rules and regulations, codes, and standards including Rules of carriage cargoes by inner waterways,

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    All vessels of The Company are insured with first-class insurance companies (P&I Clubs) either Rotterdam or International.

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    We acknowledge the importance of safety and environmental protection through The Company’s policy of safe shipping operations.

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    We are open about decisions and activities that affect society, the economy, and the environment. We have a willingness to communicate these in a clear, accurate, timely, honest, and complete manner. Our decisions and activities are traceable.

Tank Storage

Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company Tankfarm manages independently owned tank farms in Russia and Netherlands, which are operated by our management and not owned by oil companies in Russia and Netherlands, and our management charges all oil companies the necessary bills for storage and handling their products. Our tank farms are situated above the ground and while some are beneath the ground with support for successful discharges of products into heavy-duty oil tankers and pipelines. We have large industrial amenities for the storage of oil and petroleum products before these products are formally transported to the end-users or further to storage facilities.

Our farm’s tanks are positioned in various locations where ocean liners carrying products can discharge their cargo while some are technically attached to pipelines in other to draw our supplies through rails or barges and by heavy-duty oil tankers. Most of our tank farms have heavy-duty oil tankers operating from their grounds and these vehicles transport products to petrol stations or other users.

The products which reach our tank farms are from the refineries and suitable for delivery to customers because our tank farms are modern and comprise various types of tankage, pipelines, and gantries with a greater degree of automation as significant changes in depot operations.

Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company tank farm utilizes Tank Storage Facilities in the Port of Rotterdam and in the Upper Sea Region of Primorsk Commercial Sea Port that allows for the simultaneous loading of Multiple vessel tankers with deadweight of up to 50 – 150 thousand tons with a capacity of up to 6,500 tons per hour in Primorsk Port, Ust Luga Port and the loading of multiple vessel tankers with dead-weight up to 75 thousand -to- 150 thousand tons with a capacity of up to 4,500 and 6,500 tons per hour in the port of Rotterdam

As the global population and GDP are growing, the world’s demand for energy and chemicals is rising as well. We see a growing geographic imbalance between areas of production and areas of consumption of energy and petrochemicals. This has led to the transportation of oil, gas, and petrochemicals over longer distances around the world. At the same time, markets and product flows have constantly changed, in response to more ambitious climate change policies, to geopolitical and economic fluctuations, and to the development of new energy sources and cleaner fuels. The result is a growing demand for storage and handling of bulk liquids and gases at key locations along global marine trade routes.

Determining the best locations for our terminals requires a long-term vision of global geo-economic developments, while constantly changing product flows demand flexibility and short-term action in the day-to-day work at the terminals. In such a dynamic context, our leadership depends on our ability to excel in three areas — the three pillars of our strategy.

First, we aim to grow, maintain, and adapt our global network of terminals to connect global product flows. Our experience and our market knowledge enable us to identify the right locations for our terminals to create long-term value. In light of the changing energy and petrochemical landscape and a continuing economic shift from West to East, Vopak our partner focuses on four categories of terminals. These are major hubs; gas terminals; terminals serving markets with structural deficits; and industrial and chemical terminals in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. These categories guide us in making an early selection of the most promising opportunities for growing our network, for expanding and improving existing locations and for identifying assets for divestment, thereby improving the risk-return profile of our global terminal portfolio. We call this Growth Leadership.

After that, the pile foundation was installed, and the installation of the oil terminal building began this summer. “You can work only during the summer navigation, and it lasts from August to early October,” explained Vladimir Krupenikov. – In winter, the temperature in these places can reach -50 degrees, the Ob Bay and the Kara Sea are covered with ice on average 270 days a year.

The terminal will be delivered to Cape Stone by a large-capacity cargo vessel Korex-2 from the shipyard GPC in Abu Dhabi. the choice of shipyards in the United Arab Emirates was influenced by both economic considerations and the possibility of sanctions restrictions.

Transportation and Trans-shipment

Our large scale energy projects in Europe and abroad, including our unique engineering solutions and unrivaled range of the very latest technologies, chiefly for undertaking shipments in extreme climatic conditions, allow it to satisfy the most complex requirements of our clients and partners, and provide them with reliable and effective transportation services.

Our fleet comprises of the following:

  • Petroleum Product-carriers;
  • LNG & Petroleum gas carriers;
  • Crude oil carriers;
  • Ice-breaking supply vessels;
  • Research vessels;
  • Panamax bulk carriers;
  • Low-tonnage chemical tankers and ships for transporting asphalt and bitumen;
  • Port tugs;

Due to the high demands of cargoes carried by Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company, We’ve updated our transporting fleets. Thus, five newly vessels are being built for Paregoria BV so far in 2018, which are currently scheduled to be operating in the Company’s regular lines soon.

We operate vessels in the range that are in the highest demand by the leading European and international oil & gas companies.

In addition, Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company engages up to 14 extra push tugs and 2 oil pumping station, for transportation purposes. Our company’s fleet operating in the sea areas fully complies with all international requirements and conventions, including the requirements of the OCIFM member companies.

All vessels undergo regular vetting inspections performed by leading global oil companies, and efficiently prove their compliance with the safety requirements to oil and oil products transportation, as well as carrying out of cargo handling operations at oil terminals. The tankers, barges and tug boats of Paregoria BV Tank Storage Company are insured by reputable Netherland and foreign insurance companies.

The Company owns tankers of the project RST-27 designed for the carriage of bulk liquid cargoes. A feature of these vessels is the increased cargo capacity in conditions of restricted canal draught.

The fleet of the Company also operates tankers of the modernized type – chemical carrier of the project RST-27M, the versatility of which is the ability to transport simultaneously up to 3 different types of cargo (3 segregations). Vessels of this type have increased cargo capacity, increased volume of cargo tanks, superabundant contours providing the maximum load-lifting capacity. Additional stern discharge can be provided.

The fleet also includes innovative combined vessels of the project RST-54, designed and suitable for transportation of oil and dry cargo. Due to its design, vessels can transport liquid cargo in cargo tanks, as well as on deck crushed stone, heavy, oversized, and project cargoes, containers, cars with the possibility of loading and unloading on their own.

In the dry cargo transportation segment, we are open to partnerships with container lines, freight forwarders, car dealers, logistics operators, and bulk shippers.

In the tanker transportation sector, the Company offers services for transportation of oil, oil products, petrochemicals, and edible oils between the seaports of Europe, Russia, Africa, the inland waterways of the Russian Federation, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea.

Since the foundation of the Company, we have successfully maintained our reputation as a reliable partner for our customers.

Our History

1994 – 1995

Start of independent tanker fleet technical management operations

2000 – 2001

First oil shipment in the port of Primorsk (Leningrad oblast)


Development strategy focused on the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons for 2005-2010 approved


First Russian LNG shipment (Sakhalin-II project).
Start of platform supply vessel operations


First engineering operation to tow oil platform base structure into position at new offshore field (Sakhalin-I project).
Seismic exploration vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov commences operations
Opening of Paregoria BV (group of companies) to support broader participation in servicing projects on Russia’s continental shelf


The Arctic shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov (deadweight: 70,000 tonnes) undertook the first shipment of crude oil extracted from Russia’s Arctic shelf.

A joint enterprise specializing in offshore seismic exploration was founded with the French company CGG
The port of Sochi was successfully modernized as part of preparations for the 22nd Winter Olympic Games held in the city


Paregoria BV Group partners with Shell made the first global step towards the LNG-fuelled oil tanker industry.

Sovcomflot’s tanker Shturman Albanov won the award for ‘2016 Ship of the Year’ at the international industrial Marine Propulsion Awards 2017.

Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker designed to serve the Yamal LNG project, successfully berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port.

New ice-breaking standby and supply vessels for Sakhalin-2 named after Russian admirals Stepan Makarov and Gennadiy Nevelskoy joined Paregoria BV fleet.


Sovcomflot’s initiative to introduce LNG as a primary fuel for large-capacity tankers has won wide recognition within the industry. Gagarin Prospect, the lead ship of the ‘Green Funnel’ series, has received several high-profile awards, praised as ‘the Next Generation Ship’ and ‘the Ship of the Year.’

Maritime Arctic Transport company has been jointly established by NOVATEK, Sovcomflot, COSCO Shipping, and the Silk Road Fund to manage a fleet of icebreaking LNG carriers for NOVATEK projects.

Sovcomflot has celebrated a decade of shipping LNG for the Sakhalin-2 project, which allowed Russia to become a full-fledged member of the club of LNG exporting nations.

In a Nutshell

We are focused on providing our clients with the highest
level of quality and excellent customer support.

ISM Certified

Paregoria BV has obtained the ISM (International Safety Management) Certificate, which certifies the company meets international standards for the safe management and operation of ships.


We maintain the company’s compliance with international quality and efficiency standards in covering all shipping and transportation services.

Tank Storage

Our tank farms are situated above the ground and while some are beneath the ground with support for successful discharges of products into heavy-duty oil tankers and pipelines.

Our clients

Our ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients
starts with our team of smart and capable experts.