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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is emerging as an important technology for industrial players to reduce their CO2 emissions. A key part of the CCS value chain is linking the locations where CO2 is captured to those where it is stored. In many cases, the most efficient way to do this is by using specially designed ships and barges.

OCEOS provides highly efficient and reliable shipping and barging solutions for transporting CO2With OCEOS, you can focus on your core business knowing that your CO2 is being transported efficiently and reliably to wherever you wish.


Who we are

OCEOS is a joint venture between Air Liquide and Sogestran. It offers industry leading solutions by combining Air Liquide’s expertise in handling CO2 with Sogestran’s deep experience of owning and operating gas and chemical tankers for the O&G industry. 

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 73 countries with approximately 67,100 employees and serves more than 3.9 million customers and patients.

Supporting the decarbonization of Industry is one of the strategic pillars of Air Liquide, which is committed to addressing the urgency of climate change and reach carbon neutrality by 2050

At the forefront of CO2 technology

Air Liquide has a longstanding experience in CO2 management, from capture, purification and liquefaction to storage and transport from various sources.

One of Air Liquide’s key capabilities in CO2 capture is a market-leading development and application of cryogenic processes, which involve the use of low temperatures to separate gases. Air Liquide’s principal range of products in this field is known as Cryocap™.  

As efficient and safe CO2 handling is a key part of a LCO2 carrying vessel, OCEOS is drawing on this deep experience of CO2 to develop optimized solutions.


The Sogestran Group, founded in 1947, is organised into four main business lines:

  • Maritime, with a fleet of c.35 vessels operating in Europe, the Indian Ocean, West Africa, the Caribbean, French Guyana, Polynesia and the Pacific Ocean
  • Barging, with over 160 inland units operating on the Rhone, Seine, Loire, Donau and Rhine rivers
  • Logistics, with dedicated regular transport services of containers in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, by barge combined with train and truck
  • Industry, with high-level installations in Le Havre, France, dedicated to storage of conditioned hazardous goods

Building on its long-standing experience of oil, chemical and gas transportation, and in support of its strong CSR policy, Sogestran Group has embraced the opportunity to develop a safe and reliable solution in support of the emerging CCS industry.

Pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation

Innovation has always been at the heart of Sogestran’s history, with three key objectives:

  • Reduction of our environmental footprint
  • Reliability and safety of our service
  • Competitiveness

Our in-house technical department is organised around a design and a new-building department to develop and build innovative units meeting our customers and partners' specific needs. Over the past years, Sogestran has developed the first inland LNG bunkering barge, the first hydrogen-powered barge in Europe and a hybrid-powered tanker ship.

With Sogestran’s experience of shipping & barging and Air Liquide’s experience with CO2… 

…you are in safe hands with OCEOS

  • Pioneering
    Building on already more than three years development work

  • Extensive
    Both shipping & barging solutions

  • Combined expertise
    From maritime & industrial gas worlds