Stena Bulk and the Angolan oil company Sonangol strengthen the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool with the addition of a further two ultramodern tankers. “These tankers will be added to the pool, which is fully controlled by Stena Bulk and Sonangol. The pool now has a total of 18 tankers and there will be 30 tankers at mid 2012 as our ultramodern newbuildings continue to be delivered,” said Ulf G. Ryder, CEO and President of Stena Bulk. The M/T Mare Doricum was added to the pool in January 2011, followed by M/T Mare Picenum in February. Both these 158,000 dwt Suezmax tankers were built at Samsung Shipyard in South Korea in 2009. Their owner is the well-reputed Italian shipping company Fratelli d’Amico Amatori, which owns and operates a fleet of 11 crude oil tankers. Stena Bulk already has chartered in three Aframax tankers (110,000 dwt) from Fratelli d’Amico Armatori. Stena’s close collaboration with the state-owned Angolan oil company Sonangol began in 2005 and is now in its seventh successful year. The average age of the vessels in the pool is only 3.5 years. “The pool has long been one of the foremost when it comes to earnings, compared with both the index and competing pools. We are now consolidating our lead still further by adding several new and environmentally friendly tankers,” said Ulf Ryder.
The tankers, which will be renamed Stena Callas, Stena Chronos and Stena Chiron, are modern epoxy-coated Panamax tankers of 73,500 tons deadweight, all of which will be withdrawn from the Star Tankers Pool and immediately enter the Stena Sonangol Panamax Pool. The Panamax pool is a direct spinoff from the successful collaboration with ’s national oil company Sonangol, involving a 15-tanker strong Suezmax pool, which Stena Bulk and Sonangol have successfully been operating for five years
Arlington Tankers announced that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire two modern 47,000 deadweight ton double-hulled product tankers from the Stena Group for an aggregate purchase price of $92 million in cash. The new vessels, Stena Contest and Stena Concept, were built in 2005. Arlington expects to take delivery of the vessels in January 2006. In conjunction with the purchase, Arlington will enter into fixed rate
The shipping and chartering company Golden Stena Weco has invested in an additional product tanker. The 9,000 dwt vessel, the Golden Avenue, will transport palm oil mainly in Southeast Asia and will sail primarily from Indonesia and Malaysia to India and China. “The Golden Avenue, like her sister the Golden Adventure, is part of our jointly owned fleet and will be employed in transporting Golden Agri’s palm oil cargoes, mainly in Asia
The ice-classed oil tanker, Stena Atlantica, will be named in Dubai. The vessel has been built in compliance with Swedish/Finnish Ice Class notation 1 A, meaning that it can be safely maneuvered in difficult ice conditions. The naming ceremony will take place at the Dubai Dry Docks in the presence of a large number of guests from all over the world. The vessel’s Godmother will be Outi Löw, the wife of Michael G:son Löw, President and CEO of Sweden’s largest oil company, Preem Petroleum
Concordia Maritime's product tanker Stena President - the fifth of ten tankers in the P-MAX series – was named today. The naming ceremony will be held at Brodosplit Shipyard out-side Split. After her delivery, the tanker will enter a 10-year charter with Argo Shipping and transport oil from e.g. ports in the Baltic Sea and around the White Sea to Europe and the US. The tanker's godmother will be Nataliya Popravko, wife of Sergey Popravko,
Concordia Maritime signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI), China for the delivery of two chemical parcel tankers of approx. 50,000 dwt at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015. The investment amounts to around $78.6m and the intention is to employ the vessels in the open market via its partner Stena Weco. The vessels are part of a series of six tankers designed by Stena Weco and Stena Bulk and developed by Stena Teknik together with GSI
On Sept. 23 Concordia Maritime took delivery of the product tanker Stena Progress from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia. The vessel has been signed to a five-year time charter with the French oil and energy company Total to transport refined products. The Stena Progress, a so-called P-Max tanker, is the seventh in a series of ten units ordered. She was named on Sept. 3 at Brodosplit. The sister vessels Stena Paris, Stena Provence and Stena Perros are all on long time charters to Total
Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced it has taken delivery of the second of two new products tankers it acquired from the Stena Group. Upon delivery, the 72,750 dwt 2006-built double-hulled Panamax products tanker entered into a 2.5 year bareboat charter agreement with the Stena Group at a rate of $18,700 per day, which is equivalent to a time charter rate of approximately $24,500 per day. In addition, the bareboat charter with the Stena Group has a profit sharing component with a 30
The Coast Guard continues to oversee the response to damaged motor tanker 'Stena Primorsk' on the Hudson River near Stuyvesant, N.Y. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified Thursday that the 600-foot motor tanker, Stena Primorsk, began listing after suffering a hull breach while transiting from Albany, N.Y. via the Hudson River, carrying light crude oil. The tanker is currently at anchor nearby in Stuyvesant Anchorage.
Stena Bulk reports it is the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organization that converges a diverse range of maritime operations to promote the sustainable use of the world’s oceans.
Norway's Statoil has halted its exploration campaign in Angola after several disappointing wells and canceled a rig contract with Stena Drilling, the firm said on Friday. "The costs of terminating the operations and associated services including the Stena Carron rig contract will be
On 1 October, Ola Helgesson will take up the position of CFO at Concordia Maritime AB after having held the position of CFO at Stena Line group. Ola Helgesson has long experience as CFO at listed companies and solid knowledge of shipping. He also has a broad CFO profile with expertise in
The new sulphur directive for shipping traffic within the North European SECA area, which comes into force on January 1, 2015, is good for the environment but has a significant economic impact on Stena Line's business. The whole of the change program that begun in 2013
The Centro De Formação Maritima De Angola (CFMA) was officially launched on August 27 by top management from Sonangol, the Angolan public sector energy company and the Stena Group of Sweden. The CFMA is a world class maritime training facility
Sweden's Concordia Maritime says it has contracted out the 50,000 dwt P-MAX tankers Stena Provence and Stena Polari to a major oil and gas company for 6 months initially to run until the end of 2-14. "We are very proud to have concluded this deal and we are looking forward to continuing to
Concordia Maritime has just won a new contract with a major oil and gas company for a consecutive voyage charter arrangement for the P-MAX tankers Stena Provence and Stena Polaris. The agreement is for 6 months initially and will run until the end of 2014.
Birkenhead based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has completed a series of contracts for three ship operators. IPS director Paul Smith said the contracts with Whitaker Tankers, and ferry operators Seatruck and Stena showcased the broad range of fabrication and insulation skills
Concordia Maritime and Finnish Neste Oil have reached an agreement on the sale of the two jointly owned Ice Class 1A panamax tankers, Stena Poseidon and Palva. The buyer is Transport Maritime St-Laurent Inc. and the tankers are expected to be delivered in April/May 2014.
International charity Mercy Ships recently signed an agreement for the construction of the world's largest civilian hospital ship tentatively named Atlantic Mercy, and Stena RoRo announced that it is engaged as project manager. The vessel, an investment of more than $100 million
Engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications said it has completed major upgrade work for ferry operator Stena Europe. The company, which is headquartered in Birkenhead, has repaired and maintained fabricated air handling units throughout the Stena Europe vessel.
Concordia Maritime has signed an agreement with Shell Tankers Singapore Private Ltd. covering the employment of the P-MAX tankers Stena Penguin and Stena Progress. “Generally speaking, the product tanker market is developing well and in accordance with our planned fleet disposition
Stena Bulk/Stena Weco and Golden Agri (GAR) have invested in a further six chemical tankers. Golden Stena Weco, which is a joint venture between Stena Weco and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), will be responsible for the commercial management. The main aim of the investment is to ensure that Golden
Concordia Maritime has inked yet another deal with Total, the French energy and oil company. The agreement covers the P-MAX Stena Paris, which will sail on one of Total’s special routes from Southeast Asia to Polynesia. The Stena Paris had previously been chartered to Total between 2005 and
MPE Interiors has completed a contract for ferry operator Stena Line to deliver an extensive fit out on the Stena Adventurer vessel. MPE carried out the refurbishment works at the forward end of passenger decks seven and eight on the vessel which operates between Holyhead, on Anglesey