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Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix
by Reuters
Friday, January 11, 2019
By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said. Compass needles point towards the north magnetic pole, a point which has crept unpredictably from […]

Oil Market Roundup - Friday Week 2
by Ship Bunker
Friday, January 11, 2019

Crude ends its winning streak but analysts foresee a strong 2019.

Crowley’s LNG-Fueled MV Taíno Completes Maiden Voyage to Puerto Rico
by gCaptain
Friday, January 11, 2019
The second of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new LNG-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off vessels has just completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico. The ship, named Taíno, arrived at Crowley’s terminal in San Juan on Friday morning after departing on Jan. 8 from its mainland homeport of Jacksonville, Florida. Taíno is the second of two so-called “ConRo” […]

Wärtsilä Appoints Torsten Buessow to Lead Transas Division
by The Maritime Executive
Friday, January 11, 2019

The technology group Wärtsilä has announced the appointment of former DNV GL executive Torsten Buessow as director of Wärtsilä's Transas business unit. He replaces outgoing leader Frank Coles, who departed Wärtsilä in October to take on the role of CEO at Wallem Group.

Torsten joins Wärtsilä from DNV GL, where he worked for more than a decade, first as a VP of the company’s maritime software business unit and then as a VP of Fleet Performance Management, its maritime digital business unit. Before joining DNV GL, Torsten spent almost 10 years at Capgemini, a global management and IT consulting company.

Wärtsilä says that Torsten's expertise in maritime software, fleet operations, and post-merger integrations will be valuable in delivering on the company's "Smart Marine" vision, and creating a truly modern, connected ecosystem for the future of maritime operations.

“I am looking forward to leading the professional and experienced Transas team," Torsten said in a statement. "We will continue focusing on creating solutions to improve ship and port operations, and maritime academies by leveraging the latest technologies, including machine learning, Big Data analytics, and other innovations.”

Transas joined the family of Wärtsilä companies in May 2018. It is a leading provider of advanced technological solutions for the maritime industry, including fleet operations solutions, digital data and charts. The company is also a leader in simulation & training ship traffic control solutions.

Norway Awards Equinor License to Build CO2 Storage Under North Sea
by Reuters
Friday, January 11, 2019
OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Equinor has won a license to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) storage under the North Sea, Norway’s oil ministry said on Friday, part of a push to combat climate change. Equinor is expected to submit a development plan this year, with parliament making a final decision in 2020 or 2021. Proponents […]

Leisure Craft Supplier Fined Over Short Deliveries
by Ship Bunker
Friday, January 11, 2019

For failing to comply with the Weights and Measures Act.

Singapore Leisure Craft Supplier Fined Over Short Deliveries
by Ship Bunker
Friday, January 11, 2019

For failing to comply with the Weights and Measures Act.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Appoints New Superintendent
by The Maritime Executive
Friday, January 11, 2019

 The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Rear Adm. William G. Kelly will become its 42nd superintendent. Kelly will relieve current Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon this summer.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut is one of the five federal service academies. Each year, about 200 graduates are commissioned as Coast Guard officers.

elly has served as the assistant commandant for Human Resources since April 2016. He oversees the Coast Guard’s human resources field activities, from accession of new military personnel to retirees’ pay and benefits. His previous flag assignment was as the commander of the Personnel Service Center.

Kelly is a 1987 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, and he earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. He has experience in personnel development as the director of the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center in New London and also served as the school chief for the Officer Candidate School.

News of Rear Adm. Kelly's appointment comes as the Coast Guard Academy is working through the challenges posed by the ongoing federal government shutdown, which is now entering its 21st day. About 160 out of the academy's 260 staff have been furloughed due to the shutdown, and those who remain on duty - primarily faculty members - are working without pay. 

Rear Adm. Kelly will also takes up his post as Congress considers an investigation into allegations of racial discrimination and whistleblower retaliation at the USCGA. In the last congressional session, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) introduced a bill to establish a commission to address alleged disparities at the academy and to improve the USCGA's recruitment and outreach efforts. The legislation would also require congressional nominations for half of each incoming class. 

New Cat® C13B engine delivers more power in a compact, lightweight design that allows OEMs to downsize engine platforms
by gCaptain
Friday, January 11, 2019
Press Release – Cat® – The new Cat® C13B leverages a proven, reliable core engine with over 109 million off-highway field hours combined with design improvements to create customer value, allowing OEMs to downsize their engine platforms, lower installation costs and maximize uptime. The 12.5-liter engine features a patented non-EGR aftertreatment system to meet EU Stage V and […]

Winners and Losers in Big Oil’s Offshore Spending Revival
by Bloomberg
Friday, January 11, 2019
By Francois de Beaupuy (Bloomberg) — After four years of cutbacks, oil companies are poised to open their purses again and develop new offshore fields, although the benefits won’t be spread equally across the companies who provide them everything from seismic surveys to pumps and turbines. The long-awaited spending rebound will re-energize oil-services providers that have survived […]

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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.

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