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New pocket tanker for Puget Sound

A new pocket tanker set to replace current ATB operations is under construction for Puget Sound operator Maxum Petroleum.

“We wanted a vessel that would allow us to quickly and efficiently serve our diesel and lube oil customers in Puget Sound” explained Maxum Petroleum’s Mike Curry of the new 38-metre product tanker that the firm is having built. “We have a 15,000-barrel (2,380-cubic-metre) barge doing the job now but this boat will more efficiently handle our Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) customers. Most of our customers take smaller deliveries, so the new boat, with its six cargo holds taking 3,700 barrels (590 cubic metres) of fuel and 90,850 litres of lube oil, will fill an important niche.”

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