The seaborne transportation of energy will remain of fundamental importance over the decades to come. We are here to facilitate its trade, contributing to meeting societies’ energy needs.
Maersk Tankers transports oil products globally, moving, for example, gasoline and diesel for the transportation sector, jet fuel for the aerospace industry, naphtha for consumer goods, crude and fuel oil for refining and power generation and edible oils for the food and biofuel industries.
Maersk Tankers operates 164 product tanker vessels across five segments: Intermediate, Handy, MR, LR2 and Aframax. Of these, 80 are owned by Maersk Product Tankers, 22 are chartered and 62 are under commercial management.
Sustaining a competitive fleet
Maersk Tankers has an ongoing fleet renewal programme in the MR and LR2 segments to sustain a competitive fleet and strong market position.
The fleet renewal programme in the MR segment comprises 18 vessels in total. During 2015-2017, the first nine newbuildings entered the fleet from Sungdong Shipyard in Korea. Further to that, the fleet has been expanded with two newbuildings in 2018 from Samsung Heavy Industries in Ningbo, China, and the remaining seven MR vessels will join the fleet in 2018 and 2019.
Maersk Tankers has signed a contract with Dalian Shipyard for a newbuilding order of 10 LR2 product tanker vessels. In 2018, Maersk Product Tankers’ board of directors approved the order of six of the ten newbuildings with the first vessel entering the fleet in 2019.