TotalFinaElf Adamantly Denies VLCC Sale Block

Monday, August 20, 2001
TotalFinaElf denied reports on Friday it had blocked the sale of a VLCC it charters from Norwegian tanker operator Bergesen to three members of the Tankers International alliance.

Both Bergesen and Frontline had told the Oslo Stock Exchange that the oil major had vetoed the $78 million sale of the Berge Tokyo complete with its longterm charter. The buyers were Frontline, OSG and Euronav.

"We never indicated that the deal should be cancelled," said a TotalFinaElf spokesman. "We've asked for some guarantees, but have had no news from them. I don't think cancelled and frozen mean the same thing," he added.

The rumor that Bergesen could terminate the "evergreen contract" to TotalFinaElf next year has been reverberating around the tanker broking market all day.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Kurdish Oil

The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked near Texas.

UK's Hound Point VLCC Jetty Down Until Sept. 15

The supertanker jetty at the North Sea's Hound Point crude oil terminal is shut for maintenance and will not reopen until Sept. 15, operator BP Plc said on Thursday,

Latest Ocean-Going Shipbuilding Orders

Clarkson Hellas notes in its latest 'S&P Weekly Bulletin' shipbuilding orders placed in the dry bulk, tankship, gas carrier and containership sectors, as follows: Dry

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0934 sec (11 req/sec)