TEN Ltd. currently owns a young, diversified high-quality fleet of 66 crude, product and LNG carriers, servicing the industrial needs of prime customers with nearly 100% utilization throughout the year, demonstrating best-in-class operational excellence and steadily increasing cost efficiency. At present, over 70% of the fleet is on long-term charters for an average period of three years at accretive charter rates or at very attractive profit-sharing arrangements. The resulting robust cash flow allows for the remaining 30% of the fleet to generate additional shareholder value from favorable market developments and opportunities as they may arise.
Building shareholder value for the long term
TEN Ltd. owns a versatile fleet of 66 modern crude, oil, and product tankers, LNG, and shuttle tankers. Growing to become one of the largest ice-class tanker operators in the world, it now lists among its clientele state entities, international oil majors, and major oil traders.
TEN Ltd. owns a versatile fleet of 66 double-hull vessels, constituting a mix of modern VLCC’s, suezmax, aframax, panamax, handysize and handymax tankers, LNGs and shuttle tankers, enabling us to better serve our customers’ international petroleum product and crude oil transportation needs. Growing to become one of the largest ice-class tanker operators in the world,
TEN Ltd. now lists, among its clientele, state entities, international oil majors and major oil traders. Through its extensive newbuilding and acquisition strategic program
TEN Ltd. has built an expanded base of 25 ice class vessels, which can access ice-bound ports depending on certain thickness of ice. Additionally, TEN Ltd. entered the LNG market with the delivery of our first LNG carrier, Neo Energy, in 2007 and our second one, Maria Energy, in 2016. We also entered the shuttle tanker market with our first two DP2 suezmaxes M/T Rio 2016 and M/T Brasil 2014 delivered in 2013 and a third one, M/T Lisboa, delivered in 2017, thus becoming a one stop shipping company.
Leading long term growth
TEN’s vision is to maintain its leading position as an international seaborne trade transporter of energy. Long-term sustainable growth and stability throughout the industry’s cycles is maintained through a well-balanced employment strategy.
Building for the future, TEN Ltd. is piloting sustainable growth via continual investment in its fleet renewal and expansion. Notably, the average age of TEN’s fleet is 7.5 years versus 10 years for the world tanker average.
The Company has grown consistently every year since its establishment back in 1993 with profits from both operations and sale & purchase (S&P) transactions. Since the NYSE IPO in 2002, TEN Ltd. has provided common shareholders with $528 million in dividends, equating to over $25 million per annum.
SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
Across the globe. Around the clock. Reliably.
TEN Ltd. is committed to rendering its customers safe, punctual and quality service at cost-effective rates. By promoting an active safety culture among company personnel, both in-house and on-board, TEN Ltd. and its technical manager, Tsakos Shipping and Trading (TST), are firmly committed in providing reliable quality services to their clients, whilst concurrently ensuring consistent protection of the environment.
In this respect TST has established, implemented and maintains a documented Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy management system, which complies and is certified in accordance with ISM Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001 standards. Principal objective is to ensure flawless operations with zero accidents and zero pollution. Moreover, TST’s principal objective is to continually ascertain fleet’s optimum operational efficiency, while ensuring full compliance with current and upcoming international and national rules and regulations, as well as charterers’ requirements.
On the human capital side TST’s rigorous recruitment and hiring procedures ensure that its crew is of the highest quality and ability. TST is dedicated to integrating training, education & development into the culture aboard our vessels to ensure that safety will ceaselessly be the top priority. TST presently employs more than 3500 highly qualified seafarers on its managed fleet from various countries, including Greece, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine and Romania.
Engendering corporate responsibility
Corporate responsibility is an integral part of our business and culture. Corporate responsibility is about conscience and care: for our people, our community and our planet.
Corporate responsibility is also about ideology: a duty beyond expectations and regulations, beyond the compulsory and the necessary. It refers to our commitment to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner that is transparent and of increasing value to our staff, clients, stakeholders and the community.
In TEN Ltd. we consider corporate responsibility as a key component of our sustainable development. Through “Maria Tsakos” and other foundations established by the Group, via a diverse range of projects, we continuously pursue initiatives to support four principal areas of focus: sustainability of the maritime industry, education, culture and support to societies in need.