Lita Ocean was established in the 1970s and has since become one of the leading shipping companies in Singapore providing a diverse range of marine and shipyard services.
Our well-equipped waterfront yard, a fleet of more than 40 various types of vessels and an experienced workforce have served various governmental organizations, port authorities, international oil majors, offshore oil and gas companies, marine engineering and marine service providers.
Our business encompasses the following areas:
Owners and operators of tugs, barges, ferries, landing crafts and floating cranes
Shipbuilding, repair and fabrication works
Ship operators and agents
Specialist handling of Class 1 explosive cargo and ammunition
Tank cleaning, gas freeing and hydro/grit blasting
Oil Spill Response and Deployment
Marine consultant services
Lita Ocean is grouped into two main divisions: marine services and shipyard services.
We have a fleet of more than 40 various types of vessels available for charter for a diverse range of applications. They include Ro-Ro vessels, landing crafts, floating cranes, tugs, barges, launches, ferries, pilot boats, mooring boats and multipurpose work boats. Our marine services are ISO 9001: 2008 certified.
From the year 2007, we have been the main marine contractor for Shell's biggest refinery in the world at Bukom Island. We provide Shell with vehicular Ro-Ro services, SBM tug boats, pilot boats, emergency response boats and mooring boats. We have also been providing various types of vessels to the Ministry of Defence Singapore for many years. Our track record with the Ministry of Defence has earned us consecutive defence partner awards.
We are one of the few marine companies in Singapore specializing in the handling of Class 1 explosive cargo and ammunition. Our experience in this area dates back to the 1970s. In addition, we are one of the principal oil spill response and deployment team in Singapore. Other services we provide include tank cleaning, gas freeing, hydro/grit blasting and marine consultancy.
Our shipyard in Singapore provides shipbuilding, repair, fabrication and marine engineering services. We are specialist aluminium and steel boat builders and we provide a full range of repair and maintenance services for ship owners.
In our shipbuilding history of more than 10 years, we have built and delivered over 100 world-class aluminium and steel vessels. We build vessels for our company's own requirements and also for buyers located around the worldwide.
In the year 2000, we delivered 2 units of high speed interceptors to the Immigration and Customs Authority of Singapore, surpassing their expectations with a speed of 52 knots. By the mid 2000s, we have delivered more than 50 vessels ranging from 12m to 22m. Key projects include securing a contract to provide 7 units of 12m enforcement boats to the Immigration and Customs Authorities and a order of 4 units of 16m Crew boat to the US Navy for operations in the Indian Ocean.
In 2007 and 2008, we delivered 5 units of 22m supply vessels and 2 units of 26m crew boat to offshore vessel operators. In the last two years, our efforts to expand our market has resulted in our first sale of vessels to India, Australia, China, Saudi Arabia and West Africa, establishing a solid reputation as a renowned builder of quality vessels.
Besides shipbuilding, we are the main contractor for the repair and maintenance of Singapore Police Coast Guard's fleet of high speed patrol boats. We carry out many repair and maintenance jobs for other vessel owners as well.
We have a modern shipyard and a highly skilled workforce. The business model of builder-owner-operator has provided us with many benefits that are passed on to our clients. Our knowledge gained from operating our own vessels gives us the edge to build boats that are practical, capable and cost-efficient in operations. Our control and emphasis on quality ensure that vessels leaving our yard are in top notch condition.