Marine Link
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Maersk Rosyth Completes 1,000 Voyages with ExxonMobil

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 29, 2018

Maersk Rosyth. Photo: Maersk Tankers

Maersk Rosyth. Photo: Maersk Tankers

Maersk Rosyth, the Handysize vessel, has been on time charter with an ExxonMobil marine affiliate for 15 years and has recently completed her 1,000th voyage, demonstrating Maersk Tankers' long-term relationship with the customer.

"A voyage Maersk Rosyth has done 1,000 times over the past 15 years, Rotterdam to Port Jerome and back, as part of a time charter agreement between an ExxonMobil affiliate and Maersk Tankers," said a press statement from the oil tanker company.

A time charter agreement commenced in 1999 and since then, four Maersk Tankers vessels have been part of various agreements in total. Maersk Rosyth, the 34,810 DWT Handysize product tanker, began operations in 2003 under the time charter.

Today, the vessel is the single largest cargo transporter for the Port of Rouen, carrying approximately 120,000 metric tonnes a month. While under time charter, Maersk Tankers carried over 25 million metric tonnes in total.

“While it is not unusual for a vessel to do 1,000 voyages, it is rare that a vessel does 1,000 voyages on time charter with one customer,” says Claus Gronborg, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Tankers. Gronborg explains that the company usually time charters out vessels for shorter periods of time. “The fact that we have renewed the time charter repeatedly speaks to the reliability of the vessel and our long-term relationship with our customer.”

After commencement of the time charter, Maersk Tankers tailor-made the Handysize vessel to optimally suit its unique trade.

A Handysize vessel was needed to transport one type of cargo from Rotterdam to Port Jerome and then load another type of cargo at Port Jerome to be discharged in Rotterdam. To optimally facilitate this double-cargo operation, Maersk Rosyth was equipped with designated cargo tanks for both cargo grades. The cargo lines were modified to completely segregate the two grades.

Further, manifolds were arranged to fit the position of both the loading arm in Rotterdam and in Port Jerome. “The technical, tailor-made solutions have enabled us to do a trade with very specific requirements, optimising our utilisation of the vessel’s capacity,” says Michael Schelfhout, Chartering Negotiator at ExxonMobil.

Currently, Maersk Rosyth continues to be on time charter with an ExxonMobil marine affiliate.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2018 - Great Ships of 2018

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News