Concordia Maritime recently took delivery of the second P-MAX tanker, the Stena Provence, from the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. All the P-MAX tankers built have a statement of compliance – a Green Passport – issued by DNV.
With the Green Passports, which are voluntary, the Concordia Maritime is acting proactively to comply with future mandatory regulations and ship recycling recommendations. The company states that the passports are the result of close cooperation with the yard and DNV.
“For us, a Green Passport is logical as well as being completely in line with the MAX concept’s environmental and safety approach”, says Hans Norén, President of Concordia Maritime AB.
The MAX concept
In 2003, six vessels were ordered to be built in accordance with the MAX concept. These vessels, P-MAX, are product tankers of about 49,900 dwt. The MAX concept means that the vessels are designed for maximum loading capacity in shallow waters. In addition to having mandatory double hulls, they have been designed according to a new concept for safer oil transportation, with double main engines in two completely separate engine rooms, double rudders and steering gear, two propellers and double control systems.
“Our mission is to generate a profit by providing our customers with safe, cost-efficient tanker transportation based on innovation and performance,” says Hans Norén.
Date: 19 June 2006