Exxonmobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has further improved its delivery capability on the UK south coast by taking under exclusive contract from Whitaker Tankers
a new, 4,500-tonne-capacity, double-hulled bunker barge, to be based at Southampton.
The state-of-the-art "Whitchallenger" is one of the largest vessel
s of its
kind in the UK. It will work alongside the "Jaynee W", which is already
under contract to ExxonMobil, giving EMMF one of the most modern and safe
fleets in Europe.
The "Whitchallenger", is classed by Lloyd's Register, and carries the
optimum class notation for environmental protection. Its fourteen cargo
tanks are all fitted with in-tank blending capability.
EMMF and Whitaker Tankers have a long-standing and successful working
relationship. Jaime Spellings, newly elected Director, Global Marine Fuels,
EMMF, says, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to extend our working
relationship with Whitakers, a company which shares our philosophy with
regard to the paramount importance of quality and safety. The entry into
service of the "Whitchallenger" gives us the opportunity to improve still
further the level of service available to our customers in a supply area of