It is on charter from Briese Schiffahrts, operators of BBC Chartering of Germany and flies the Antigua and Barbuda flag.
It is a sister ship of BBC Mont Blanc that was here April 18 with a very different cargo of steel fabrications, many of which are still on the adjacent pier 30 as they are gradually trucked away.
Arriving from Beaumont, TX, Posillipo anchored in the lower harbour. Despite its name (a neighbourhood of Naples) and Italian flag, it is one of those SuperIce class tankers. Equipped with full width bridge and large accommodation block, it is a nice break from the usual Korean handysizes.
It was built in 2010 by Guangzhou International, Guangzhou, China and has typical handysize measurements of 29,283 grt, 53,116 dwt. Owners, LGR di Navigazione SpA of Naples, also operate the sister tanker Cenito which has called in Halifax half a dozen times.
The large penguin motif also hints at the ship's ice class. It once operated in the Torm pool, then in the Hafnia pool, but is apparently now on charter to an oil major.