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Known unknowns on tanker terrorism
by Splash 247
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Security consultant Lars Bergqvist questions why shipping was not put on high alert prior to the tanker attacks off Fujairah last month. The recent maritime attacks at Fujairah anchorage, involving four tankers, got worldwide coverage in the media. The heart of the matter is, could these attacks have been stopped if Port of Fujairah, and […]

Bourbon receives restructuring offer from creditors
by Grant Rowles
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Offshore vessel giant Bourbon says it has received an offer of financial restructuring from its major creditors and lessors. The French company has been looking to transform its company structure and finances since February last year, and last November went to the courts to commence conciliation procedures to help with the financial restructuring. Bourbon said […]

ABS sets out its decarbonisation vision to 2050
by Sam Chambers
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

During the Nor-Shipping exhibition yesterday class society ABS launched a guide on how shipping might meet its decarbonisation goals for 2030 and 2050. The detailed 69-page report is designed to give clients the chance to evaluate potential pathways to low carbon shipping. Key findings from the report include ABS’s feeling that 2030 targets can be […]

What are we waiting for?
by Splash 247
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The sulphur cap might not be the silver lining many in the tanker sector are hoping for, argues BIMCO’s Peter Sand. In the tanker shipping industry, particularly the oil product tanker sector, and amongst sell-side investment bankers, we are only waiting for an IMO 2020 best case scenario to play out. As is if there […]

Former Sainty Marine president gets 18-year sentence
by Jason Jiang
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Jiangsu Supreme Court has sentenced Wang Junmin, former president of bankrupt Chinese yard Sainty Marine, to prison for 18 years for a series of charges including embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power. Wang was appointed as president of Sainty Marine in 2007 and was sacked from the position in 2015 after authorities launched investigations against […]

Paddy Rodgers appointed director of Royal Museums Greenwich
by Grant Rowles
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Former Euronav CEO Paddy Rodgers has been unveiled today as the new director of Royal Museums Greenwich, succeeding Kevin Fewster. Rodgers, who announced he was leaving Euronav in February after over 18 years service, will commence the role in August. Sir Charles Dunstone, chair of Royal Museums Greenwich Trustees, commented: “Royal Museums Greenwich comprises the […]

Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires 50% stake in NorSea Wind
by Jason Jiang
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Norway’s Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has announced the acquisition of a 50% stake of NorSea Wind and it’s subsidiaries to expand its offerings in the the renewable wind energy market. NorSea Wind, a subsidiary of NorSea Group, provides project management and logistics planning throughout all stages for on and offshore wind farm projects. “NorSea Wind […]

Lawsuits against Antong Holdings stacking up
by Jason Jiang
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Antong Holdings, the largest domestic container shipping company in China, is facing an increasing number of lawsuits against the company due to the actions of its president Guo Dongze. According to the Antong Holdings, it currently has ongoing lawsuits with total claims of around RMB600m ($86.8m) against the company as a consequence of Guo provided […]

Hahn & Co mulls sale of H-Line
by Jason Jiang
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

South Korean private equity firm Hahn & Co is considering the sale of its shareholdings in domestic shipping company H-Line, according to Bloomberg quoting sources familiar with the matter. Hahn & Co is working with financial advisers on a potential deal, which could include either partial or the full sale of H-Line with some investors […]

U.S. Ban on Cruises to Cuba Creates Chaos for Travelers
by Reuters
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
By Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank HAVANA, June 4 (Reuters) – The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The tightening of the decades-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will […]

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

  • Extensive network of refueling locations throughout the Pacific Ocean
  • Full range of marine fuels, lubricants, and associated products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Technical support

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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