Horizon Tangiers Terminal S.A. (HTTSA), has selected Aegean Marine Petroleum (Aegean) (NYSE:ANW) as its sole bunkering company for its terminal in the port of Tangiers. The agreement, which is subject to final documentation, is scheduled to become effective in January 2009. HTTSA's appointment of Aegean as its exclusive bunkering company in this critical region is an important part of its effort to expand the terminal. Aegean Marine Petroleum will provide retail bunkering services to ships in port and at sea on an exclusive basis for a period of 25 to 35 years. Aegean will also have the right to expand its operation as the sole bunker tenant beyond the port perimeter, which is strategically located along the Strait of Gibraltar connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Yusr H. Sultan, Member of the Board HTTSA, said, "After conducting an extensive review over the past six months, we are pleased to have selected Aegean Marine Petroleum as the sole bunkering company within the port of Tangiers. The port currently serves approximately 7,000 vessels on an annual basis and is expected to increase to more than 10,000 vessels annually upon completion of our terminal's planned expansion in 2010. In carefully selecting a bunkering company to meet our considerable growth, we focused on Aegean's industry expertise, modern bunkering fleet, extensive capacity, strong safety track record and financial strength
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced on Jan. 15 that it has taken delivery of the Hana, a 1992-built 1,615 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker to be renamed the Ace Hana, following the company's agreement to purchase the vessel from an unrelated third party. The Ace Hana is expected to be deployed to the company's Greek market. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "With the strategic acquisition of the Ace Hana
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced it has taken delivery of the Linnea, a 1980-built 11,520 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker to be renamed the Aegean Star, following the company's agreement to purchase the vessel from an unrelated third party. The Aegean Star is expected to be deployed to the company's West African market by the end of the second quarter of 2009. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "With the strategic acquisition of the Aegean Star
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) announced that it has taken delivery of the Tilos, a 5,500 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China. The vessel is being deployed to Singapore to support the company's existing bunkering operations in this market. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "We are pleased to take delivery of the Tilos. In deploying this new double-hull vessel to Singapore
According to an AP report, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., a Greek supplier of fuel and lubricants to ships, said it has acquired Bunkers at Sea, a Belgium-based supplier of marine fuel to vessels in port and at sea. Financial terms were not disclosed. Bunkers at Sea serves about 45 ports located throughout Northern Europe. In 2006, the company recorded total marine fuel sales volumes of more than 325,000 metric tons.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced that Horizon Tangiers Terminal S.A. (HTTSA), a special purpose consortium, has named Aegean as the exclusive bunkering company for the new port in Tangiers, Morocco. The agreement is scheduled to become effective in January 2009 upon completion of final documentation. The appointment of Aegean by HTTSA is a part of the consortium's effort to expand the modern port in this growing region
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Verbeke Bunkering N.V., a physical supplier of marine fuel in the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA) region, the world's second largest bunkering market. The acquisition, which is subject to the completion of detailed documentation, is scheduled to close by the end of the first quarter of 2010. Verbeke Bunkering is majority owned by the fourth generation of the Verbeke family
Island Tug and Barge Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., received an award from the Washington Department of Ecology for excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship. The Exceptional Compliance Program (Ecopro) Award will be presented to Island Tug and Barge at 10:30 a.m. at the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center on Pier 66, 2205 Alaska Way, in Seattle. The award ceremony will be followed by a short reception, during which reporters may interview Ecology officials and company
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Capt. Bill Taylor has been promoted to vice president of bulk petroleum and chemical transportation and will manage the commercial activities of the company's petroleum tankers and barges. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager of petroleum services. Taylor, who previously served as vice president of marketing and chartering
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced a restructuring involving three members of its senior leadership team. John Douglass and Rob Grune will move to new positions, with Douglass taking over as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services, and Grune taking over as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's petroleum transportation group. Both executives will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and continue to report to Tom Crowley
Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Offshore Vestby, been awarded a Variation to the contract for delivery of Mooring Winches to Dana Petroleum. The contract is for the delivery of Mooring Winches to Dana Petroleum SO at the Western Isles Development Project in
GL Noble Denton's contribution to developing and implementing safety regulations in hydrocarbon-rich countries has been recognized at the UK Gas Industry Awards. The independent technical advisor won the International Business Development category at a ceremony held in London recently
Both Rosneft and Lukoil have secured license rights to blocks issued by the Norwegian government in Arctic waters. The massive opening of the Barents Sea for the oil industry includes invitations to Russia’s two powerful Russian petroleum companies
Mitcham Industries' marine equipment manufacturing unit, Seamap, has signed a manufacturing agreement with a subsidiary of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS). Over the past several months, Seamap and PGS have collaborated to develop PGS SourceLink
Clean Marine AS has been selected by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea to supply Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) for two new shuttle tankers being built for AET. The order will enable the new AET vessels to comply with future legislation relating to sulphur emissions without
OW Bunker, suppliers and traders of marine fuel oil and lubricants, announce the appointment of Eric Hu as a new Branch Manager in its Hong Kong office. Mr. Hu previously spent two years as Market Manager for China/H.K. and ARA (Europe) at Brightoil Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Carlile Transportation Systems, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Alaska, has been acquired by Saltchuk Resources, a Seattle-based family of diversified transportation and petroleum distribution companies. “Our relationship with Saltchuk is 20 years long
In related recent announcements Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) says it intends to offer secured Notes, & has completed the sale of 7 barges. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply
MISC Berhad results were slightly lower than the quarter ending December 2012 but were in line with its expectation. For the quarter ending March 2013, MISC reported a marginal 2.3% increase in its revenue from the December quarter mainly due to increase in revenue of in its heavy engineering
DryShips Inc., an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Clean tanker rates for refined petroleum products on top export routes soften with build up of ships pressurizing the transatlantic market. Rates for medium-range (MR) tankers for 37,000-tonne cargoes on the TC2 route from Rotterdam to New York were at W140
Crowley Maritime Corporation's petroleum services group is entering the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market by acquiring Carib Energy LLC. Florida-based Carib Energy, founded in 2011, was the first company to receive a small scale, 25-year, LNG export license from the U.S
Aker Solutions' subsidiary, Managed Pressure Operations, won a prize for its riser safety system at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The Aker Solutions unit won the Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award for its Riser Safety System (RSS).
Polar Petroleum Corp. appointed Mr. Donald W. Brizzolara to the Company's Advisory Board as Chief Geological Advisor. Mr. Brizzolara represents 25 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development, geology and consulting experience for firms such as ConocoPhillips and Shell.
Eleven years after the launch of its first Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB), Crowley Maritime Corporation christened its 17th ATB, the Liberty/750-3, yesterday at the VT Halter Marine Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The tugboat and 330,000-barrel petroleum tank barge are the final vessels to be built in