Brunvoll – “70% of shuttle tanker thruster market”

(Jun 18 2020)

With a contract from Malaysian shipping company AET, Brunvoll says it now has 70 per cent of the market for thrusters for dynamic positioning systems on shuttle tankers, based on vessels it estimates are in operation around the world.

Russia’s first “green” tanker Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials

(Jun 11 2020)

Launched at the Zvezda Shipyard on May 12, the first Russian tanker of Aframax type Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials.

Ship number 4,000 with Framo pumps

(May 28 2020)

Two long-term partners in the same city celebrated a very special delivery when Utkilen's new vessel was named ship number 4,000 in operation to be fitted with Framo pumps.

First tanker with Saudi oil for Belarus reaches Port of Klaipeda

(May 14 2020)

A tanker carrying oil bought by Belarus from Saudi Aramco has reached the Port of Klaipeda, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim.

First Russian Aframax tanker “Vladimir Monomakh” launched at Zvezda Shipyard

(May 14 2020)

The first Russian Aframax tanker “Vladimir Monomakh” was heaved off at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.

Coast Guard intercepts tanker with $160M in cocaine

(Apr 30 2020)

Coast Guard seized nearly 400 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street value of $160 million.

Tankers can store "55-60 days of excess oil supply" – Vortexa

(Apr 23 2020)

The world's tankers may have the capacity to store the excess production for 55 to 60 days, according to Vortexa, a UK analytics company specialising in waterborne oil markets.

Kenya rejects gasoline tanker from Nigeria due to specification

(Apr 15 2020)

Kenya Pipeline Company rejected a gasoline tanker from Asharami Synergy Limited, a subsidiary of a Nigerian oil conglomerate, due to poor fuel quality, according to an article in the Kenyan Daily Nation.

Tanker stranded in Bosphorous with mechanical problem

(Apr 15 2020)

An unloaded Greek flagged tanker was stranded in the Bosphorous due to a 'mechanical problem' on Sunday Apr 12, according to reports in Turkish news service Daily Sabah.

FSL Trust completes disposal of crude oil tanker

(Apr 09 2020)

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd., in its capacity as Trustee-Manager of First Ship Lease Trust (the “Trust”), refers to its announcements dated 24 February 2020 and 19 March 2020 in relation to the disposal of the crude oil tanker FSL Shanghai (the “Di...

43 year old tanker rescued off Yamal

(Apr 08 2020)

A 43 year old tanker "Varzuga" lost steering off the Yamal Peninusula and had to be rescured by two nuclear icebreakers, according to reports in The Barents Observer.

Suspected river tanker breaks in rough seas in Med

(Apr 08 2020)

A product tanker Lady Sandra issued a distress signal on Mar 25 reporting severe structural damages and hull about to break in two.

Tankers leave Libya empty (Bloomberg)

(Jan 29 2020)

Tankers have begun to leave Libyan ports without cargoes after waiting for days for the end of a blockade of the country’s export terminals, Bloomberg reports.

Ignoring the fundamentals

(Jan 01 2014)

After a miserable 10 months for crude tanker owners, the end year spot market levels become favourable, especially for those that successfully fixed their vessels, Gibson Research said.


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