Libya’s Marine Transport Company buys new oil tanker

By Sami Zaptia.

Libya’s GNMTC has purchased a new oil tanker (Photo: GNMTC).

London, 12 January 2021:

Libya’s state General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) announced today the acquisition of a new crude oil tanker named, Ebn Hawkel – 2021. The tanker joined its fleet yesterday.

The GNMTC said the acquisition of the modern oil tanker was a major achievement which conforms to the highest standards of quality, safety and the environment. It says the tanker conforms to the requirements of the consortium of major oil companies (OCIMF) and was built under the supervision of the British Classification Agency, Lloyd’s.

The GNMTC said Ebn Hawkel is the first new tanker to be acquired by the company in ten years. It said it is the product of the first phase of its 2020-2023 plan to develop and modernize the company’s fleet which launched its first phase (replacement / acquisition) in the middle of last year. It said the company is still moving forward towards developing and modernizing its marine fleet according to its future plans.

The GNMTC said this work was not a spur of the moment, but rather a culmination of the efforts of the company’s work teams at all levels to formulate a strategic plan through which the company seeks to develop its fleet, expand its work sites, and enhance its position and leadership role in the region and the world at large with the latest tankers in the maritime transport industry.

It said the new oil tanker will contribute significantly to improving the overall performance of the fleet, strengthening the company’s position regionally and internationally and supporting Libya’s national economy.

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