Two New Parcel Tankers Added To Stolt-Nielsen Fleet

Stolt Tankers, pioneers in the worldwide ocean transportation of specialty liquid products in bulk, has added two new parcel tankers to its growing fleet of modern IMCO certificated tonnage.

The M/T Stolt Avenir, the second of two 22,800-dwt vessels built by Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo of Portugal, has just joined the Parcel Tankers, Inc. fleet. Named for one of the original vessels operated by Parcel Tankers, Inc., this vessel is certificated to carry IMCO-type I, II, and III products, and has capacity to carry approximately 10,000 tons of phosphoric acid and similar heavy products. The ship has 39 coated and stainless-steel cargo tanks, including four stainless- steel deck tanks.

The M/T Stolt Busan, the second of six 32,000-dwt vessels built by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corporation of Busan, Republic of Korea, was delivered on June 30 to Far Eastern Marine Transport Company, Ltd. of Seoul, Republic of Korea, for 15-year time-charter to Parcel Tankers, Inc., the parcel chartering branch of the Stolt-Nielsen organization.

This ship is certificated to carry IMCO-type II and III products, and has 38 coated cargo tanks.

The emphasis in the construction and operation of these new parcel tankers is on safety and compliance with the IMCO Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, which went into full effect April of this year. Both vessels have double bottom throughout, individual hydraulically powered stainlesssteel deep-well pumps and stainless- steel pipelines, separate slop tanks, and a ballast system which is totally independent from cargo tanks and lines.

The Stolt Tankers have been engaged in a comprehensive newbuilding program since 1970 to provide the most modern, versatile parcel tankers to serve the worldwide parcel trade, and to comply fully with the IMCO Code.

The M/T Stolt Avenir and M/T Stolt Busan join 11 parcel tankers built in Belgium and Sweden early in the 1970s, and 13 others recently delivered or under construction in France, Korea, and Portugal. When this program is completed late next year, Stolt- Nielsen will own and operate the largest, most modern parcel fleet in the world, totaling nearly 750,- 000 dwt of IMCO certificated tonnage.

Stolt Tankers are represented in the United States by Stolt- Nielsen Inc., One Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, Conn. 06830.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Oct 1978

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