Suezmax undertakes first tanker transit of new Panama locks

Aug 26 2016

Mjolner Shipping has confirmed that the 2016-built Suezmax ‘Aegean Unity’ has completed a transit of the new Panama Canal and thus claimed to become the first crude oil tanker to go through the new locks.

"Working with trading partners Core Petroleum and Statoil, the vessel's technical managers, and the Canal authorities, our team expertly planned the first of what is expected to be many transits of the new locks for our fleet," said Mjolner's president and CEO, Kevin Wise.

"As oil majors and traders make sense of the opportunities that the expanded canal can bring we expect to see more demand to move crude oil cargoes in both directions," he said.

Mjolner commercially manages 15 crude oil tankers, ranging in size from Panamax to VLCCs.

‘Aegean Unity’ is technically managed by Arcadia Shipmanagement. 

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