Fuel is transferred in the anchorage rather than in port because ships entering the port would have to pay for the use of the waterways.
The Russians’ golden business
According to teatmik.ee, the average salary of eight employees of Baltic Marine Bunker is over 8,300 euros per month (gross). The turnover in the first quarter of this year was 9.5 million euros. According to the annual report for 2020, the company's sales revenue was 46.8 million euros, profit nearly 869,000 euros, retained earnings over two million euros.
The shares of Baltic Marine Bunker belong to the Russian state-owned company Gazprom Neft (the shares are deposited in the nominee account of Raiffeisen Bank International AG in Switzerland).
According to the Estonian Commercial Register, the members of the company's supervisory board are related to Gazprom Neft. The entry “real beneficiaries” are Maksim Reshetnikov (born on July 11, 1979) and Vadim Yakovenko (January 2, 1970). Reshetnikov is Russia's minister of trade development, who is personally sanctioned by the European Union because of his involvement in the war in Ukraine. Yakovenko is the head of Russia's Federal Office for State Property Administration.
Everything is OK according to officials
The Council of Europe banned as of March 15 participation in transactions with Gazprom Neft and any legal entity acting on behalf of or under the direction of Gazprom Neft.