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Boers offering free Covid-19 jabs at German and Belgian ports
by Adis Ajdin
Friday, July 30, 2021

Crew services specialist Boers is launching seafarer vaccination programmes at German and Belgian ports. Seafarers arriving at ports in Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge can get one-shot Covid-19 jabs through Boers’ scheme. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be available free of charge until further notice to all mariners of any nationality arriving in Belgium …

WFS Q2 Bunker Margins Drop on Year as Volumes Gain
by Ship Bunker
Friday, July 30, 2021

The company reported net profit of $4.8 million from its marine division in the second quarter of 2021, down by 64% from the $13.3 million seen a year earlier.

American port congestion worsens
by Sam Chambers
Friday, July 30, 2021

Summer is proving to be fearsomely hot for dockworkers on every coast of America, working record volumes of boxes with ships forming long queues at many gateways as peak season arrives on what has already been a peak year. The grave situation has been made worse by strained rail connections inland and rollover effects from …

Belgium's EXMAR Works With Fertiliser Firm on Ammonia-Fuelled Ship
by Ship Bunker
Friday, July 30, 2021

The two companies have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the vessel.

Bio-LNG Production Project Receives European Union Funding
by Ship Bunker
Friday, July 30, 2021

The project will seek to set up a demonstration plant producing 6 million m3/year of biogas.

South African port operations get back to normal eight days after cyber attack
by Sam Chambers
Friday, July 30, 2021

Transnet, South Africa’s main port operator, has got operations back up after being struck by a cyber attack last week. “Transnet Port Terminals, in collaboration with the shipping lines is facilitating the evacuation of urgent containers for the automotive, FMCG and agricultural sectors,” Transnet said in a statement. Transnet was hit by a form of …

TechnipFMC to buy out Island Offshore in well intervention joint venture
by Adis Ajdin
Friday, July 30, 2021

Offshore contracting giant TechnipFMC plans to acquire the remaining 49% of shares in TIOS, its joint venture with Norway’s Island Offshore, established in 2018. Formerly Island Offshore Subsea, TIOS provides riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services, including project management and engineering for plug & abandonment, riserless coiled tubing, and well completion and intervention operations. TechnipFMC …

Fredriksen borrows close to 7m shares in Solstad Offshore
by Adis Ajdin
Friday, July 30, 2021

John Fredriksen’s Hemen Holding has borrowed around 6.91m shares in Norwegian shipowner Solstad Offshore through a share loan agreement with compatriot lender DNB. The Oslo-listed Solstad said that following the transaction, Hemen Holding will have approximately 13.82m shares in the company, which corresponds to an 18.4% stake and voting rights. Solstad stock is up 10.5% …

Seafarer morale hits new lows
by Sam Chambers
Friday, July 30, 2021

The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report for the second quarter of 2021, painting a grim picture of seafarer welfare with overall happiness dropping to an all-time low since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report highlights the frustration seafarers are feeling from being constantly in the same environment …

Landlocked San Marino debuts the world’s latest ship registry
by Sam Chambers
Friday, July 30, 2021

Landlocked, mountainous San Marino – population 34,000 – is home to the world’s newest ship registry. The newly appointed San Marino Ship Register (SMSR) is parterning with the Maritime Authority of the Republic of San Marino to register all ships, whether yachts or VLCCs. “The brand new partnership between the San Marino Maritime Authority and …

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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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