The first customer is leading LPG shipping and trading company Petredec Global. Maersk Tankers will take over the voyage management of, initially, seven Petredec Global-owned LPG carriers. The service includes day-to-day vessel operations, fuel optimisation and claims handling, covering full post-fixture support from the time the vessel is fixed for a voyage, through its successful execution, to the closure of the voyage books.
Petredec Global is the world’s largest pure VLGC owner, with 26 VLGCs and an average age profile of only five years. They operate fuel-efficient vessels with one of the best fleet-wide annual efficiency ratings. For the company, the agreement is part of an ambitious strategy aimed at generating operational efficiencies and reducing carbon emissions.
“It is not through technological advances alone that the industry’s environmental goals will be achieved. Collaboration and leveraging the expertise of other leaders in the industry will be key. We welcome this partnership with Maersk Tankers as an example of this,” says Tom Lush, Head of Commercial Shipping at Petredec Global.
“Shipowners are under increasing pressure to boost the economic and environmental performance of their vessels,” says Aditya Trehan, Head of Operations at Maersk Tankers. “Ensuring efficiency in day-to-day operations can make a huge impact.”
“As a commercial manager of more than 150 vessels across six pools, we manage more than 2,000 voyages for shipowners annually. Through the scale of our operations, we have a global team covering all regions and time zones and have strong connections to port operators worldwide. We look forward to applying our expertise in support of Petredec Global and other operators with our new voyage management service.”
Maersk Tankers will take over operations of the first vessel at the end of April. The company is looking to sign further partnerships with shipowners.
Source: Maersk Tankers