The year of 2023 is marked by an important date in the history of the shipping industry of our country: the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of commercial operations of the maritime fleet of Russia on bare-boat chartering of foreign tonnage with subsequent redemption of vessels into the ownership of the state. On March 22 of 1973, Alexey Kosygin, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, agreed upon the conduct of the stated commercial operations of the Soviet marine fleet on the international freight market. That decision that was innovative under the conditions of the planned Soviet economy gave an additional impetus to the development of the trading marine fleet of our country.
The first vessels acquired under the new scheme were two dry bulk carriers - Sovfracht and Sovinflot - with a deadweight of about 40,000 tons each. Sovcomflot became the first domestic shipping company established in accordance with international standards and the global practice. The company operates vessels that at various times were the hallmark of the SCF and presently form the backbone of its fleet. In March 2017, the Yamalmax-class LNG tanker jointed the fleet.
The postage stamp provides an images of the Yamalmax-class LNG tanker in the Arctic latitudes.
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