Thursday, January 7, 2021

Maersk Nimbus

A.P.Moller-Maersk A/S (known as "Maersk") is only one component  of the huge Moller family of companies, which includes real estate, supply chain management, retail, port terminals and others. (It hived off its oil and gas investments in 2016). Best known as the largest container shipping company in the world, Maersk also owns the largest tug company in the world (Svitzer), a significant offshore support vessel fleet, autocarriers (in joint venture with Hoegh) and tankers.

Today's arrival, Maersk Nimbus is one of five "cloud class" tankers built in 2016 and 2017 by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan. However they were not built for Maersk but for BP Tankers. British Nimbus, as it was originally named, was delivered in 2016 and measured 28,137 grt and 39,999 dwt. With its sisters it was among the smallest ships in the BP fleet, intended for MidRange trade in North Europe and the Mediterranean. The ships are equipped with exhaust gas scrubbers and other state of the art equipment to ensure economical operation.

In late 2019 BP did a lease back deal with Maersk to take over ownership of eleven tankers, and lease them back to BP for three years. These sorts of deals are more common with new ships, but they are also a way for companies to take debt from its books and to raise funds.

The ship became Maersk Nimbus in February 2020 and the Maersk funnel colours were applied. That does not disguise the huge scrubber casing installed aft of the superstructure. 

The ship's last port was New York, and it tied up at Imperial Oil.


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