In this post, we take a look at the major vessel companies in Nigeria and the services they offer.
Let’s dive right in.
Top Vessel Companies in Nigeria
Fenog is one of the leading vessel companies in the country with a growing fleet of offshore vessels for the construction and servicing of the offshore industry. Its fleet consists of an offshore tuck boat/supply ships and an offshore pipelaying barge.
The company also owns the Akpevweoghene which is Africa’s largest offshore pipe-laying barge. The barge was inaugurated by the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Zircon Marine Limited
Zircon is an indigenous vessel company with expertise in vessel charter services, procurement of marine equipment, marine logistics and transshipment operations in Nigeria. Zircon’s services also extend to Benin Republic & Lome.
The company is known to adhere strictly to global operational standards according to the oil companies international marine forum (OCIMF) guidelines as well as the relevant Local Content, Cabotage and operational laws of the countries we operate in.
Although, Zircon is well known for its vessel charter services which it provides on its fleet as well as 3rd party fleets to the downstream and upstream sectors, via the NOGIC platform and as one of the few approved Vessel providers on the Nigerian Content Development Board (NCDMB) platform and on the approved list for most of the International Oil Companies in Operating in Nigeria.
Over the years, Zircon has grown quite rapidly. The company strives to be the number one indigenous company when it comes to vessel charter and marine operations in West Africa.
The head office of Zircon is located on 158, Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria.
Richmond Marine & Offshore Logistics Limited
Richmond Marine and Offshore Logistics is one of the leading vessel and logistics companies in the country.
Richmond is known for its large fleet of vessels which it uses to satisfy the needs of its various clients. The vessels include Anchor Handling Tug, Platform/Offshore Supply Vessel, Mini Supply Vessels, Multi-purpose Supply Vessels, Standby Safety Vessels, Fast Support Vessels and Crewboats, Utility/Workboats, Survey/Research Vessels, Offshore Security Patrol Vessel and Platform Supply Vessel.
The head office of Richmond is located on Plot 10C, Block 70, Dr. Taye Oluwu Str, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1 Lekki, Lagos.
Arco Group Plc
Arco is one of the leading oil and gas servicing firm in the country with over 35 years’ experience in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry.
The group offers local partnership solutions that deliver outstanding service through an exceptional team of over 400 indigenous employees. Arco’s impressive local capability is stimulated by the expertise of reputable global partners and complemented with strong Nigerian Capital Investment. Also, the company has a long list of satisfied clients and it has been a great support to the Nigerian economy as an employer of labour.
The company is supported by offices in Lagos, Warri, Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and London (UK) which has resulted in Arco uniquely positioned as a provider of world-class services to clients.
The companies under the Arco group include:
- ARCO Maintenance and Engineering Limited (AMEL)
- ARCO Marine & Oilfield Services Limited (AMOS)
- ARCO Integrity Solutions Limited (APSL)
Arco is also involved in the provision of State of the Art Marine Vessels and Logistics Support:
- Security Vessels
- Fast Crew Boats
- Crew Supply vessels
- Offshore supply vessels
The vessel division is the Arco Marine and Oilfield Services Limited (AMOSL) which was established in 1998.
AMOSL owns and operates a fleet of 15 multipurpose vessels, 7 of which are engaged on crew change and security patrol contracts with ExxonMobil, Total and Chevron.
Arco has a strong historical track in servicing IOCS with owned and managed assets and its vessels are operated 100% by Nigerians
Aquashield Oil & Marine Services Limited (AQS)
Aquashield also known as AQS is another indigenous company involved in the business of Maritime Security and Support Services (Vessel Leasing), Offshore Construction, Fabrication and Installation Services and Dredging Services to the Marine, oil and gas industry.
Aquashield fleet comprises of Fast Intervention Security Vessels (FISVs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) with DP1&2 capabilities, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTSVs), Offshore Construction Vessels and Barges and Dredgers.
The company is one of the few private maritime security services companies that have a collaborative relationship with the Nigerian Navy for the use of armed naval personnel.
Aquashield was set up with the vision of becoming the country’s premier maritime services provider and offshore construction company focused on all upstream activities of the oil and gas sector.
The company office is located at Tombia Extension GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Basilman Group Of Companies Nig Ltd
Located on KM 16 PH/Aba Express Way, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria, Basilman and Company Nig. Ltd is one of the major indigenous Engineering Construction, Dredging and Marine, Logistic Support Servicing firm in the country.
Blue seas Maritime Services Ltd
Blue seas Maritime Services Ltd specializes in providing maritime services which include clearing and forwarding, ship agency, protective agency, consultancy services as well as other value added services.
The company is located on 34 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos State Nigeria.
Coastland Energy Logistics Ltd
Coastland is another leading vessel company in the country that specializes in the provision and operation of offshore going supply vessels, anchor handling tugs, diving vessels and accommodation vessels.
The company is located on Plot 9 Gabriel Olusanya Street, Off QMB Builders’ Mart Road, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Lagos.
Craft Offshore International Ltd
Craft Offshore International Limited provides marine logistics and procurement to the Nigerian oil and gas industry and the company is located on 236 Muri Okunola, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Damas Oil and Marine Services Ltd
Damas provides jack-up barges, vessel management, oil field haulage and transportation services. The company is located on KM 17, Aba-Port-Harcourt Expressway, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria.
Deino Maritime Services Limited
Deino Maritime Services Limited is a maritime services company providing services in shipment of goods, crewing, custom clearing, ship brokerage, ship chandeling and other ship management services. The company is based in Lagos and situated at DEINO Plaza 8 Pelewura Crescent Off Kofo Abayomi Road Airways Bus Stop, Apapa.
Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd
Located on Road 2, Block E, Suite 126 & 127 Ikota Shopping Complex, VGC, Lekki Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd is a renowned vessel and maritime logistic services company in Nigeria.
Incorporated in 1994 as a private limited liability company, Japaul is one of the leading maritime companies in the country providing maritime services in offshore vessels owning, chartering, dredging, reclamation works, downstream petroleum marketing, pipeline/flowline constructions & repairs, infrastructural development, mining, marine logistics, leasing & repairs.
The company is located on Plot 8, Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Avenue, Central Business District, Ikeja, Lagos.
Oarsmanns Maritime Services Ltd
Located on 20, Igbodo Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Oarsman is another major maritime company providing services such as crew manning, maritime consultancy and oil field supplies.
Pebeto Ventures Ltd
Pebeto offers a wide range of services in the areas of marine services, civil engineering, logistics, manpower supply, gold finishing as well as marine or special transportation and consultancy.
The company’s office is located on the second floor of Eku House Enerhen Junction, Effurun -Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
Radnoy Maritime Services
Radnoy is one of the leading companies in Nigeria when it comes to maritime solution services. The company’s office is located on 35, Park Lane, GRA, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
Rock Marine Service Ltd
Located in Akwa Ibom, Rock Marine Service Limited is an indigenous marine, construction and industrial services company and specialist in marine logistics, civil construction, diving services and logistics service.
Seafloat Marine Services Ltd
Located on Plot A8/A9, Fiddil Commercial Avenue, Off Ordinance Road, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers Nigeria, Seafloat Marine Services Limited is involved in providing marine safety equipments such as liferafts, lifejackets, MOB equipments & rescue inflatable boats, fighting equipments, inflatable dinging, speed boats, patrol launches, personal carrier etc.
AB Offshore Marine Services Limited
AB Offshore Marine Services Limited is an independent, Nigerian based offshore marine support service and logistics company that was established to provide maritime security and support services, logistics and vessel charter as well as offshore supply vessel services.
The company’s office is located on 10 Afolabi Lesi Street, Ilupeju, Lagos
Nimpam Marine Services Ltd
Located at the Tourist Beach off Ndoki Estate, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nimpam Marine Services Ltd is one of the providers of maritime offshore consultancy services such as offshore accommodation, marine logistic, leasing & repairs, dredging, reclamation, offshore vessels and chartering services.
Other maritime/vessel companies and their addresses include
Mid Maritime Services Nig Ltd |Plot 5, Via Nigeria Ports Authority, 2nd Outward Gate – Light Industrial Estate Opposite Crown Flour Mills Limited Tin Can Island, Tin Can Island Apapa, Lagos.
Silvetti Marine Surveys Nig Ltd | 76 Prince Akhowo Street, Effurun GRA Warri, Delta State Nigeria.
Tamrose Ventures Limited | Plot 7 Okuru-Abuloma Link road, By Emmanuel College Junction, Abuloma, Port Harcourt
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