Refinery Project Oil & Gas

Ocean shipment door to door of approx. 1,009.60 cbm / 139.7319 tons with max weight per piece 41 tons plus 5 x 40’ GP SOC.

Client Profile:

The chemical division of a large American O&G multinational with existing network of refineries all over the world and major activities in Singapore. A large multinational EPC contractor contracted to execute the FEED + EPC 1 of the project.

Challenges Faced:

  • The project consisted of downstream units including a steam cracker ethylene complex; two downstream plants for the production of ethylene and propylene derivatives such as ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, cymene / phenol, oxo alcohols, acrylic acid and isopropyl alcohol
  • BLA were responsible for the largest part of the project in terms of cargo volumes (550,000.00 FRT over a period of 24 months)
  • The project consisted in the construction of a second train to double the capacity of the Singapore plant of our customer.
  • PO’s placed on a worldwide scale with shipments into Singapore

Project Solving Process:

  • Cargoes inbound Singapore from worldwide locations
  • Cargoes comprising of general freight, HLV, ultra HLV etc
  • Multimodal logistics solutions
  • Time chartering of Tug & Barge
  • Project implants in Batam fabrication yard
  • Special scheme customs clearance
  • HLV’s chartering
  • Daily Status Reporting
  • Warehousing

Ben Line Agencies Philippine’s Handles 6th Largest Cruise Ship in the World

The 348 meters Ovation of the Seas in the fender-less Alava Pier of Subic. Ben Line Agencies Philippines arranged the Yokohama fenders.

The months of planning and coordination with various government agencies, port operators, vendors and different business units of Royal Caribbean International (RCI) paid off with the successful maiden calls in Subic and Manila of the Quantum Class cruise ship – MS Ovation of the Seas. This is the largest cruise ship to visit the country and seen to open the gateway for similar vessels to visit the Philippines.

The MS Ovation of the Seas is an 18-deck ship 348 meters long, has a gross tonnage of 168,666, a maximum occupancy of 4,905 passengers and is considered the sixth biggest cruise ship in the world today.

RCI acknowledged the hard work and contribution of Ben Line Agencies Philippines in making this important milestone happen. Realizing the vision did not come easy with additional challenges brought about by the closure of Boracay island, the delay in dredging of South Harbor (cruise berth) and all the birth pains of bringing the largest ever cruise ship to enter the Philippines.

We now set our eyes on the next cruise giant – the MS Voyager of the Seas scheduled to arrive in Manila on July 20 with even deeper draft (9.1 meters) than MS Ovation of The Seas.

Ben Line Agencies Japan assists in rescue operation of Chinese Fisherman in the Pacific Ocean

On Friday 18th May, an emergency request call came in to the Ben Line Agencies Japan (BLAJ) Operations team through Japan Fisheries Association asking for all necessary assistances to rescue an injured crew from a Chinese fishing boat which was operating 220 miles SSE of Kushiro, Hokkaido. The 29-year old crew member was hit by a jumped anchor rope and was in a coma.

The BLAJ Operations team immediately contacted the 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of Japan Coast Guard to rescue the injured crew by Japan Coast Guard (JCG) helicopter.

A helicopter was scrambled to rescue the crew from the fishing boat and successfully lifted him at 15:30LT in the Pacific Ocean. After a quick replenishment of fuel on board a JCG patrol ship, the helicopter landed at Kushiro at 18:00LT and the injured crew arrived at a hospital at 18:30LT. All C.I.Q. formalities have been arranged in Kushiro.

After medical treatment, the fisherman was discharged from hospital on Thursday 24th May together with 2 BLAJ staff members, including a native Chinese speaker, who had flown from Tokyo to Hokkaido to escort him up until his repatriation to Shanghai on 25th May.

This was the 6th emergency rescue operation since the beginning of 2017 where BLAJ has successfully executed agency tasks of this kind.

BLAJ and the Ben Line Agencies group considers the wellbeing and safety of all fishermen and its duty as agents to provide all the necessary assistance where personnel and vessels encounter challenging and hazardous conditions whilst at sea.

Meanwhile, BLAJ received a special appreciation letter from the Chinese principal on Monday 4th June.