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Preem and the Shipping Company Sirius Donates Money to Mercy Ships

Preem and the shipping company Sirius donates a joint Christmas gift of a total of 81 900 SEK to charity organization Mercy Ships - which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship.

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Preem’s long-term leased environmental tankers from Sirius shipping company apply “Just in Time”, which means that the vessels adjust speed to minimize the time of anchorage at the port. This application causes fewer vessels to anchors at our terminals, which results in lower fuel consumption and reduced environmental impact, saving a total of 81 900 SEK, money that Preem and Sirius choose to donate to charity Mercy Ships.

Mercy Ships is an international charity organization that operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship, offering free high-quality operations to individual individuals. On board the hospital, over 400 volunteers work for free. Since the beginning of 1978, over 2,5 million people have been helped.

"This feels like a win-win for everyone, where we both create more efficient portraits, reduce our environmental impact while saving money that we can donate for charitable purposes with Sirius. The fact that the choice fell on Mercy Ships is due to the fact that it is a relief organization that stands for international shipping”, says Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department at Preem.

"It is amazingly fun that the close cooperation between Preem and Sirius can give rise to both environmental savings and donations for charitable purposes through efficient business planning.

To reduce our environmental impact at a time, save time in port and support the humanistic work done by Mercy Ships really brings pleasure with joy”, says Martin Sjöholm, Commercial Manager at Sirius Chartering.

Picture 1: Mercy Ships operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship and has so far helped 2.5 million people.
Picture 2: Fredrik Backman, Preem, Tomas Fransson, Mercy Ships, and Martin Sjöholm, Sirius Chartering.

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For more information contact:
Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department Preem, +46 (0)76 786 28 82
Martin Sjöholm, Commercial Manager Sirius Chartering, +46 (0)70 519 52 57
Preem's Press Office, +46 (0)70 450 10 01,

PREEM is the largest fuel company in Sweden. Our vision is to lead the transformation towards a sustainable society. Our two refineries are among the most modern and environmentally adapted in Europe, with a refining capacity of more than 18 million cubic meters of crude oil per year. Our business encompasses production, sales, distribution, trading and goods supply. We refine and sell petrol, diesel, heating oil and renewable fuels to companies and consumers in Sweden and Norway. Around two-thirds of our production is exported. We also have a nationwide service network with some 570 fuel stations for private and commercial traffic. Preem employs around 1,400 people, of which 950 work at the refineries. Preem had a turnover of SEK 69 billion in 2017. Read more at

REDIRED SIRIUS was founded by the Backman family on the island of Donsö in Gothenburg's archipelago. The shipping company has extensive experience in carrying out safe and efficient transportation of oil products, biofuels, chemicals and LNG in northern Europe. The transport takes place with modern tankers and with well-trained staff, in close cooperation between the vessels and the country organization. The Sirius Group, with approximately 260 employees, currently operates 15 product / chemical tankers and 2 LNG tankers and has 1 additional product / chemical tanker under new construction.