PARIS – November 22, 2013 Marine lubricant provider Total Lubmarine has welcomed the naming of the newest addition to its fleet, Atlantic Energy. The naming ceremony for the newly-built vessel took place on November 18th at Posttrans B.V in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Atlantic Energy is a 1, 560 dead weight tonne (DWT), double-hulled barge. She features a 35-meter bunker boom, allowing delivery to the largest container ships in the world calling at Rotterdam port and Europoort. Her 16 cargo tanks will transport Total Lubmarines cylinder oils, system oils, and trunk piston engine oils.
Furthermore, Atlantic Energy conforms to the latest international safety standards. More specifically, its double-hull build adheres to the International Maritime Organizations MARPOL Annex I Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil. Representatives from Total Lubmarine, barge operator Posttrans B.V., and the ship owner Atlantic Horizon Group attended the naming ceremony.
Norbert Schieren, general manager, Total Lubmarine, commented: The addition of the Atlantic Energy to the Total Lubmarine operated fleet is testament to our commitment to continually upgrading our services and standards to meet our customers needs. Rotterdam Port and Europoort are two of the most important ports for ship operators worldwide, as well as premium ports in our International Ports Directory. There was a real need for this new barge to ensure that our customers are not left without the crucial products necessary to keep ship operations running smoothly.
The introduction of the Atlantic Energy is a result of the companys growth and follows on from the recent introduction of new barges in Singapore. Total Lubmarine will continue to expand with further additions to the fleet in strategic locations expected next year.
About Total Lubmarine
Total Lubmarine provides the shipping industry with pioneering marine lubricants and greases. The company is dedicated to engaging in partnership with its customers to provide turnkey solutions to their lubricant needs. A genuinely local partner, with sales and technical support based in over 50 locations globally, Total Lubmarine provides the worlds largest network of delivery hubs – supplying to over 1, 000 ports worldwide