Category archives: Tankers

Twin oil tankers delivered by Damen Shipyards

The Damen Double Hull Oil Tanker 8000 ‘Kestrel Fisher’ was delivered end 2013 to Dutch managers De Opfeart Beheer. In a two-tanker deal, the Kestrel Fisher’s sister vessel ‘King ...

Goal-Based Standards (GBS) verification process is underway

IMO audit teams will shortly be established to verify construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs), following the receipt of ...

Euronav announces acquisition of Maersk VLCC fleet

Euronav is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract to acquire fifteen (15) Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd for a total ...

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard starts construction of first tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities  on the first product tanker that it is building for ...

COSCO signed a shipbuilding contract with CSIC for four VLCCs

On December 25, 2013, COSCO Group held a ceremony in Ocean Plaza for the signing of a shipbuilding contract with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) for four VLCCs.

The ceremony ...

Kinder Morgan announces acquisition of Jones Act shipping tankers

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.  announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American Petroleum Tankers (APT) and State Class Tankers (SCT) from affiliates of The Blackstone ...

IACS Council adopts new harmonised Common Structural Rules

At its 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London:

IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk ...

Navios Europe closes transaction with HSH Nordbank

Navios Europe Inc. announced the closing of the transaction for the acquisition of ten vessels from debtors of HSH Nordbank AG ("HSH").

The ten vessels are five tankers and five ...

TEN and Statoil to build up to nine Aframax tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN)  reported the strategic partnership with Statoil for the construction and chartering of five to nine purpose built Daewoo Aframax crude tankers with a contract term ...

Is the $300m tanker vetting industry out of control?

The vetting inspections of tankers by oil companies are proliferating in frequency, rising steadily in cost and, at an estimated $300m a year, are well on the way to running ...

Wärtsilä to supply main propulsion systems for six new chemical tankers

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has received the order to supply complete main propulsion systems for six new chemical tankers. The ships are being ...

Navig8 Chemical Tankers announces 6 additional shipbuilding contracts

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc announced that it has signed shipbuilding contracts for the construction of additional six 37,000 dwt IMO2 eco-design chemical tankers to be built at Hyundai Mipo ...

Scorpio Tankers announces newbuilding agreements for seven VLCCs

Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements for the construction of seven Very Large Crude Carriers ('VLCCs') and entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party ...

TASNEEF-RINA class first vessel

Emirates classification society TASNEEF has classed its first commercial vessel. The 96,214 dwt oil tanker Energena is jointly-classed with Italian classification society RINA. His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed ...

Kappel propeller retrofit for Indian oil tanker

On 4 November 2013, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ retrofit team signed an agreement with Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of Mumbai, India regarding a propeller retrofit upgrade for their ...

Frontline 2012 announces third quarter and nine months 2013 results

Frontline 2012 Ltd. is a commodity shipping company incorporated in Bermuda on December 12, 2011, which as of today owns a total of ten crude oil tankers, one MR product ...

Navig8 announces 2 further shipbuilding contracts for 2 ECO LR2 tankers

Navig8 Product Tankers Inc announces that it has declared effective two further shipbuilding contracts for the construction of two additional ECO LR2 tankers to be built at Guangzhou Shipyard International ...

Videotel works with industry to meet chemical tanker training needs

Chemical Tanker safety comes into sharp focus in a new training course from leading maritime training provider Videotel Marine International.
 
The newly-launched Advanced Chemical Tanker Course has been developed in ...

Russia's largest tanker is named Svet

On 7 November 2013 a naming ceremony took place for Svet, the first VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) in the Russian merchant fleet. The 320,000 tonnes deadweight tanker was ...

Euronav sales VLCC Ardenne Venture

Euronav NV announced that the company sold the double - hulled VLCC Ardenne Venture (2004 – 318 , 658 dwt), for USD 41.7 million. The vessel is owned by a 50/50 ...

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