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.