Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc has taken delivery of the Kerkyra, a 6,290-dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China. The vessel is expected to be deployed to the company’s market in Gibraltar.
E Nikolas Tavlarios, president, said, “Including the Kerkyra, Aegean has taken delivery of seven double-hull bunkering vessels to date in 2009. As we continue to execute our well-capitalized growth plan, we expect to enhance our ability to meet the strong demand for modern tonnage and strengthen Aegean’s leading brand for the global supply of marine fuel. We intend to deploy the Kerkyra to Gibraltar in order to further develop future sales volumes in this broad and attractive region.”
Aegean is an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. The company procures product from various sources (such as refineries, oil producers, and traders) and resells it to customers across major commercial shipping sectors and cruise lines. Currently, Aegean has a global presence in 14 markets, including Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, West Africa, Gibraltar, United Kingdom, northern Europe, Piraeus, Patras, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Singapore. It also plans to commence operations in Tangiers, Morocco.