COPENHAGEN Oct 15 Danish oil and shipping group
A.P. Moller-Maersk is planning to buy new product
tanker ships, according to Danish business daily Borsen.
Marketing Director Klaus Rud Sejling from its Maersk Tankers
unit said that the unit has to continuously develop its fleet to
"Therefore, we are looking at the possibility of replacing
certain parts of the fleet," he told Borsen.
He did not give further details, but Borsen, without citing
its sources, said Maersk Tankers was planning to buy 10 new
long-haul and mid-range product tankers.
Product tankers carry refined oil products such as gasoline,
diesel and aviation fuel.
Maersk Tankers operates one of the world's largest fleets of
tanker ships, 162 by the end of 2012. Its rivals include
Norway's Frontline and U.S. company TeeKay Tankers