Shell becomes a strategic partner in the Signal Maritime MR pool

Aug 12 2021

Shell Tankers (Singapore) Private Limited will contribute 10 medium-range product tankers (MRs) to the Signal Maritime MR pool in a partnership that reflects the increasing role that digital technology is playing in global shipping.

In line with the shipping industry’s decarbonisation efforts, Shell and Signal have also agreed to collaborate on carbon emissions reduction initiatives.


Shell’s partnership in the MR pool comes after Shell became an early adopter of the Signal Ocean platform in product tankers. The two partners expect digital technology to help improve commercial results through the MR pool structure and other potential synergies.


Plans for further expansion of the pool with select partners are in progress, following the initial launch of the pool with vessels from Astra Shipmanagement and Signal. The pool aims to increase its fleet while sustaining high performance and quality of service with global presence.


The MR pool has been a natural expansion step for Signal Maritime, following the successful establishment of the company’s Aframax Pool as a top-performing operator. The commercial team leverages its analytical capabilities and expertise along with the powerful Signal Ocean platform to run its tanker pools more efficiently and profitably,while ensuring transparency and flexibility to the pool partners.


The two partners have also agreed to investigate further synergies and pooling opportunities in other tanker segments.


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