A global leader in ship-to-ship transfers delivering safe and efficient operations to keep energy moving.

James Fisher Fendercare is a global leader in ship-to-ship (STS) transfers, providing a complete solution and a rapid response to customer needs.

With the largest global network of STS bases and best infrastructure in the industry, we’re able to respond quickly and offer a seamless service, including the highest quality equipment and experienced personnel, through to conducting operations for both in port and offshore STS transfers.

How we can support you:

  • Fully equipped bases with all the necessary hoses, fenders and ancillary equipment
  • Over 100 highly experienced STS superintendents ready at a moment’s notice
  • Technical marine assurance support
  • Team of coordinators providing 24/7 cover for scheduled and emergency transfers
  • Support craft to rig/unrig STS equipment
  • STS licenses and permissions (as required)
  • Industry compliant procedures

Keeping energy moving

With a network of over 60 ship-to-ship bases worldwide link to locations page, JF Fendercare is able to respond quickly to customer requirements, undertaking thousands of transfers globally each year, boasting an exemplary safety record.

Safety is at the forefront of everything JF Fendercare does, operating above industry specified guidelines to maintain its exemplary safety record.

Exceptional safety for your people and assets

JF Fendercare's expertise:

  • We have unrivalled expertise in global STS operations over 25 years
  • Exemplary safety record
  • Highly experienced personnel – we have experienced STS superintendents available 24/7
  • In depth understanding of the marine environment
  • Assessed by the world leading oil and gas majors, trading houses and national authorities

Emergency or salvage ship-to-ship operations

JF Fendercare’s global footprint allows us to provide solutions for emergency or salvage ship-to-ship operations.

Our global network allow us to provide the elements required for the recovery of liquid and gas cargos (including bunkers and slops) minimising further pollution risks to an already challenging scenario.

We’re able to support customers at very short notice, utilising our extensive worldwide partnerships. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for any emergency STS support globally.

Africa (24 hrs):

Asia Pacific (24 hrs):

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STS transfer equipment

Our STS equipment is certified to the highest standards and is stored, tested and utilised in accordance with individual manufacturer’s guidelines as well as OCIMF’s ‘STS Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases’ to ensure readiness for your operations at all times. 

JF Fendercare uses genuine Yokohama pneumatic fenders for STS operations, due to their premium quality and durability, offering superior performance in the protection of people and high-value marine assets.

Yokohama STS hoses are handled, stored, tested and utilised in accordance with BS EN 1765 and BS 1435-2.