July 7, 2010
Total Marine Fuels adds to bunkering capacity in Le Havre
Designed as a product tanker and delivered this year to Switzerland's ABC Maritime, the 4,500 dwt Cimil is now on a three year charter to Total Marine Fuels. The 99.84 m long by 15.6 m wide ship has been upgraded for bunkering duties at the port of Le Havre, France, and the Port 2000 container facilities.
As a bunkering barge, Cimil is highly maneuverable and can deliver blends and different grades at 500 tph. It can carry IFO 380, IFO 500, IFO 700 and DML in ten tanks.
Christophe Girardot, General Manager Total Marine Fuels, says, "Cimil is a modern and flexible barge which will complement the bunker delivery capacity we have in Le Havre with our current barge ST Sara. It will improve service to our contract clients, mostly liner and cruise operators, while allowing us to offer a replacement to the Antifer pipeline service for tankers, which is out of service this year. Delivering our full product range at high speed it gives owners calling at Le Havre a new opportunity, especially for 380 cst fuel. Cimil will also increase our ability to serve spot customers."