VTS ser­vices 80 ves­sels at Vasiliko jetty

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The re­cent dis­cov­ery of nat­u­ral gas re­serves, as well as the es­tab­lish­ment by Vi­tol part­ners of a ma­jor energy stor­age hub near Li­mas­sol, have cre­ated new op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­pa­nies such as Vasiliko Ter­mi­nal Ser­vices, a sis­ter com­pany of Lavar Ship­ping.

The flag­ship com­pany of the RPT Group, Lavar Ship­ping, es­tab­lished in 1965 by Pantelis Tsanos, was one of the very first ship­ping com­pa­nies in Cyprus and has played a lead­ing role in the evo­lu­tion of the in­dus­try and the es­tab­lish­ment of the is­land as a mar­itime hub. It is cur­rently one of the top three ship­ping agen­cies in Cyprus, with an em­ployee base of 30 Cypriot pro­fes­sion­als.

VTS has pro­vided marine ser­vices at the Vasiliko ter­mi­nal of pi­lotage, towage, moor­ing and sludge col­lec­tion ser­vices, since Novem­ber 2014

Fol­low­ing aicense agree­ment signed with the Cyprus Ports Au­thor­ity, VTS has ser­viced over 80 ves­sels at the VTTV jetty and has in­vested EUR 15 mln in two new ASD tug­boats - VTS Keryneia and VTS Am­mo­chos­tos unique to Cyprus and re­gion.

“VTS has in­vested heav­ily in equip­ment in­fra­struc­ture in or­der to per­form marine ser­vices to the high­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, ad­her­ing to very strict health and safety pro­ce­dures,” said Group CEO Regi­nos Tsanos.

“As a Cyprus-based and owned com­pany we take pride in be­ing able to set an in­dus­try stan­dard within our own coun­try, and hope to con­trib­ute to the growth and de­vel­op­ment of the energy and other sec­tors, as well as to the re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Cypriot econ­omy.”

“The Cypriot ship­ping in­dus­try that my fa­ther boldly stepped into in 1965 is a world away from the en­vi­ron­ment in which we op­er­ate to­day”, said CEO Regi­nos Tsanos. “Then in its in­fancy, he had the fore­sight to iden­tify the op­por­tu­ni­ties that our is­land had to of­fer, but at the same time had to over­come a num­ber of dif­fi­cul­ties and chal­lenges.”

To­day, Lavar Ship­ping is a multi-faceted or­gan­i­sa­tion, of­fer­ing tra­di­tional and spe­cialised mar­itime ser­vices to the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional in­dus­try, with its ex­pe­ri­enced agency team pro­vid­ing ser­vices in­clud­ing port agency, for­ward­ing, tech­ni­cal sup­port.

Lavar Ship­ping also plays an im­por­tant role in ship-to-ship oper­a­tions per­formed off Li­mas­sol Port lim­its and at des­ig­nated points of an­chor­age.

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