Aframax joins Murmansk transhipment fleet

Apr 21 2017


The 1996-built Aframax ‘Polar Rock’ has arrived in Murmansk to replace the 1983-built Panamax ‘Kola Bay’ as a storage tanker. She owned by Commodity Service, part of the New Stream Group.

The vessel was converted for her new role to operate in extreme conditions in Romania, having been purchased last year as the ‘CE-Merapi’.


Oil transhipment at Murmansk has grown steadily. In 2016, about 1.25 mill tonnes of products were exported overseas via the company’s oil transhipment terminal, which amounts to a 126% year-on-year growth from the 551,000 tonnes recorded in 2015, according to Russian newswire TASS.
 



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