Nigerian tanker player enters the VLCC trades

Nigeria’s Deep Frontline Shippers has emerged as the taker of the 17-year-old VLCC Starlight Venture, a ship reported sold by Taiwan’s U-Ming Marine Transport in the first week of September for $30m.

The deal is an entry to this segment for the Nigerian tanker player. The 318,800 dwt tanker has since been renamed Tulja Tanvi.

Deep Frontline Shippers’s fleet is a mix of tugs, product tankers, a dredger and an FSO.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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