Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc announced that it has taken delivery of the Leros, a 6,270-dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China. The vessel is expected to serve in the company’s markets in Gibraltar and Tangiers, Morocco.
E Nikolas Tavlarios, president, said, “The delivery of the Leros demonstrates Aegean Marine’s ongoing success in executing its well-capitalized growth strategy. This vessel represents the eighth double-hull bunkering vessel delivered to date in 2010 and the 28th since going public in December 2006. By significantly expanding our high-quality logistics infrastructure, we expect to increase Aegean Marine’s global market share for the physical supply of marine fuel and strengthen the company’s future earnings potential.”