Concord Maritime tanker pool up and running with Atlas and Emarat vessels

Tanker commercial management firm Concord Maritime, launched in April by Ben Ognibene, has revealed the make-up of its Dakota Tankers Aframax Pool following the addition of a vessel from Dubai’s Emarat Maritime.

Emarat has placed 2010‐built 115,000 dwt Dubai Charm into the pool this month, joining five vessels from Leon Patitsas-led Atlas Maritime and an LR2 chartered in by Concord last month.

Jitendra Misra, CEO of Emarat Maritime, commented: “We feel very comfortable with our Dubai Charm in Concord’s hands based upon the relationship we have had with the team over the past several years. Shipping is a people business, it requires partners who respond to requirements with thoughtful and creative ideas with a mutually beneficial common goal. We are confident that the team will continue to apply that same approach as we embark upon a new journey together.”

The Dakota Tankers pool was established earlier this year to manage aframaxes and LR2s in the spot market, with a promise to remain entirely focused on commercial performance. It sources all bunkers and services from unrelated third‐party providers to help ensure this.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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