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Ship Chartering

International Trade Shipping strives to achieve best results to support the aspirations of all Strategic Business Units.

BPCL always gives priority to procurement of domestic crude oil for running its refineries. However, as this is not sufficient to meet the Crude oil processing plan for the year for the BPCL Refineries, International trade procures crude oil from foreign sources. All shipping requirements, import/export or domestic coastal movement are handled by the Chartering desk.
We employ vessels of different sizes on Time Charter, Voyage Charter and also engage vessels under ‘Contract of Affreightment” (COA) to bring crude oil from Far East, Middle East and West African countries at most favorable terms. Chartering also ensures adequate numbers of vessels are engaged for time charter, for import of LPG and coastal movement of petroleum products.
BPCL supports Indian Ship owners as per the extant rules, however encourages competition by inviting foreign ship owners also in its vessel chartering tenders.
Companies interested in registering with BPCL for shipping, please visit Registration for further details.