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Tanker Market - Oct 12
Austria >> 10/12/2012 - In September, global spot fixtures were almost stable to average 17.02 mb/d, up by 0.1% from August and a rise of 7.2% from a year earlier. OPEC fixtures increased in September from the previous month...
Tanker Market - Sept 12
Austria >> 9/11/2012 - Global spot fixtures declined in August by 3.42 mb/d or 20.1% to average 17.01 mb/d. OPEC fixtures also saw a drop by 1.04 mb/d to stand at 10.54 mb/d. Sailings from OPEC were almost steady to average...
Tanker Market - Aug 12
Austria >> 8/10/2012 - In July, the tanker market followed the general trend that persisted strongly in the previous period. The quiet market, lower tonnage demand and the over-supply of ships together led to a decline in t...
Odfjell Orders Four Chemical Tankers from Hyundai
Norway >> 7/31/2012 - Odfjell has signed a ship building contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard., Ltd for construction of four chemical tankers of 46,000 DWT design draft with 22 coated cargo tanks. The new ships will have an...
Japan Submits Bill to Insure Tankers with Iran Oil
Japan Submits Bill to Insure Tankers with Iran Oil Iran >> 6/11/2012 - Japan's cabinet ministers approved and submitted a special bill to parliament on Monday to enable the government to provide insurance cover for Iranian crude imports once a European Union ban on insur...
Crude Oil Supplies Head for UK Coryton Refinery
United Kingdom >> 5/15/2012 - A tanker carrying crude oil is heading for Britain's Coryton refinery, trade sources and ship tracking data showed on Tuesday, just as a deal to keep the plant running after the collapse of its owner ...
Somali Pirates Seize Greek-Owned Tanker Off Oman
Somalia >> 5/11/2012 - Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tonnes of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea, the first successful attack on an oil tanker off the Horn of Africa in more than a ...
Kuwait to Start Building 6 Tankers, Receive 9 in 2014
Kuwait >> 5/2/2012 - Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. will start building six oil and gas tankers in 2014, state news agency KUNA reported, citing KOTC’s chairman. The company will also receive nine tankers in mid-2014 as part of a ...
OSX to Build 11 Medium Range Tankers for Kingfish
Brazil >> 3/12/2012 - OSX was hired by Kingfish do Brasil Navegacao S/A to build 11 medium range tankers, with 45,000 DWT (Deadweight Tonnage) each, for transportation of oil and clear products. These vessels shall be char...
Sudan Oil Dispute Keeps Tanker from Japan Port
Sudan >> 2/20/2012 - A ship carrying disputed Sudanese crude is awaiting permission to dock in Japan, unable to unload its cargo for the past week because of uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the oil, shipping sour...
Kuwait in $556M Deal with Daewoo for 5 New Tankers
Kuwait >> 1/30/2012 - Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC) has signed a $556 million contract with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to build five new tankers, the state news agency KUNA reported on Monday. ...
Kuwait to Purchase Nine Oil Tankers
Kuwait >> 1/26/2012 - As part of efforts to enlarge and modernize its tanker fleet, Kuwait plans to sign a number of contracts with giant international builders of oil tankers in the coming thirty days for building nine ne...
Kazmortransflot Purchases 2 Large Capacity Aframax Tankers
Kazakhstan >> 12/9/2011 - The ceremony of acceptance of the first large capacity tankers by JSC NMSC “Kazmortransflot” (KMTF, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”) was held on 9 December 2011 in the port of Batumi...
Dryships Obtains $141 m Loan for its Four Tankers
Greece >> 10/26/2011 - DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced the signing of a $141 million syndicated s...
Aker to Supply Pusnes Offshore Loading Systems
Brazil >> 10/13/2011 - Aker Solutions has been awarded contracts for the supply of Pusnes offshore loading systems for ten shuttle tankers that will operate in Brazil and Norway. The total contract value for Aker Solutions ...
Kuwait Oil Shipments Halted by Customs Strike
Kuwait >> 10/11/2011 - Customs employees in Kuwait went on strike for a second day and threatened to block oil exports in a protest over wages, a customs union official said. “About six tankers needed permission to leave th...
Sakhalin-1 Achieves 5 Years of Safe Tanker Operations
Russia >> 9/27/2011 - Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), on behalf of the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, announces that its De-Kastri Terminal in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, has reached a significant milestone of five years of safe tanker...
KOTC to Receive New Giant Tanker
Kuwait >> 9/27/2011 - A fourth giant tanker will join the fleet of Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) on Friday, announced the company Board Chairman and Managing Director Nabil Bouresli. The 320,000-ton oil tanker, "Al-Rig...
MWCC Delivers “Eagle Texas” Tanker to Expanded System
United States >> 9/21/2011 - Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has announced the delivery of an integral component to its expanded containment system, a new Aframax tanker. Named "Eagle Texas" in a recent ceremony in Takamat...
AKPS Signs Letter of Intent for Two Aframax Tankers
United States >> 7/25/2011 - Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA announced that its sole operating subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has signed a Letter of Intent with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil...

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