27 January 2016 at 1.30 pm. (EET)
Neste and AS Tallink Grupp to continue and deepen strategic partnership in 2016
Neste and AS Tallink Grupp have agreed to continue their partnership agreement, according to which Neste supplies low-sulfur marine fuel to Tallink Grupp's ferries calling at ports in Finland.
"We are very pleased to continue our cooperation with Tallink Grupp, a leading provider of high-quality cruises and passenger transport services as well as ro-ro cargo services in the northern Baltic Sea region. We share the same vision of responsibility and excellence in customer care. Our high-quality, low-sulfur marine fuels fulfill the new requirements and deliver clear environmental benefits", says Antti Tiitola, Executive Vice President for Oil Retail at Neste.
"We are happy to say that Neste's marine fuel solution meets our needs. The environmental and technical qualities of the product and the reliability of Neste as a supplier have been convincing. We also appreciate Neste's expertise in logistics and the value-added services it provides beyond the product. Fuel deliveries with the bunkering vessel Lotus have been fast, safe and on time," says Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, Head of Ship Management at AS Tallink Grupp.
Neste has strong in-house R&D and was able to develop two low-sulfur marine fuels for the marine sector in 2015.
"We are excited about result of the product development in low-sulfur marine fuels. We will continue to put efforts into R&D to even better serve our marine customers," continues Tiitola.
Neste's low-sulfur marine fuels comply with the requirements of the EU Sulphur Directive, which came into force at the beginning of 2015. Its goal is to reduce sulfur emissions from marine traffic in Europe and in the Emission Control Area that covers the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the English Channel. Neste provides low-sulfur marine fuels in all major ports in Finland with deliveries by truck, bunkering vessel or ex-pipe.
Director, Corporate Communications
Antti Tiitola, Executive Vice President, Oil Retail, Neste, tel. + 358 10 458 4273
Luulea Lääne, Communication Director, AS Tallink Grupp, mob: +372 5521296
Jukka Uronen, Account Manager, tel. + 358 (0)10 458 8684
Venla Luomanen, Account Manager, tel. +358 (0)10 458 4321
Export cargo enquiries:
Suvi Molander, Key Account Manager, Oil Products, tel. +358 (0)10 458 5143
Neste in brief
Neste is a forerunner in oil refining and renewable solutions. We offer our customers cleaner traffic solutions and industrial products based on cutting-edge research. We are the leading producer of renewable diesel in the world, with an annual production volume of more than 2 million tons. We are also the world's largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. Our sustainable practices have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies. In 2014, our revenue amounted to EUR 15 billion. Neste shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by 5,000 professionals. Learn more at neste.com
Tallink Group in brief
AS Tallink Grupp is the leading European ferry operator offering high-quality short cruises, passenger transport services and ro-ro cargo services in the northern Baltic Sea region. The company's fleet consists of 18 vessels and it provides services to 9 million passengers annually under the brands "Tallink" and "Silja Line." Since 2005, the shares of AS Tallink Grupp have been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange.
AS Tallink Grupp has been committed to operating a zero-spill policy, to using sustainable technical solutions and to being a reliable partner to both its customers and its 7,000 employees. The company and its vessels have gained numerous environmental certificates, including ISO 14001:2004. Further information: www.tallink.com