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PGS re-activates vessels for North Sea summer season
by Jason Jiang
Friday, March 05, 2021

Offshore survey service provider PGS has started to re-activate vessels as it is experiences an increase in seismic acquisition project activity. Based on project awards so far, PGS has started preparations to re-activate Ramform Vanguard for the summer season, with an acquisition expected to commence in April. The company will also activate Sanco Swift to …

project44 acquires Ocean Insights
by Jason Jiang
Friday, March 05, 2021

Supply chain platform operator project44 has announced the acquisition of ocean freight intelligence provider Ocean Insights. Through the acquisition, project44 will add container tracking capabilities as well as sailing schedule and ocean analytics products. Headquartered in Germany and founded in 2012, Ocean Insights combines carrier data, live vessel tracking and sailing schedule data in one …

Seaspan continues rapid expansion with order for eight boxships
by Grant Rowles
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Seaspan Corporation has announced another newbuild shopping spree, this time for a total of eight boxships. Seaspan has ordered four 12,000 teu and four 15,000 teu vessels at an unnamed shipyard, and has an option for an additional four 15,000 teu vessels. The vessels are all attached to long-term charters with major lines when delivered, …

Hanseatic Unity Handysize Pool adds Transworld pair
by Grant Rowles
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Hanseatic Unity Handysize Pool (HUHP) has announced two additions to its pool from Dubai-based owner Transworld. Transworld has added the Japanese-built pair TBC Prime and TBC Passion to the pool, both of which have been recently acquired. TBC Prime has already entered the pool and started her first voyage, while TBC Passion is expected to …

Tsunami Alerts Issued in Pacific After 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand
by Reuters
Thursday, March 04, 2021
By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country’s North Island evacuated to higher ground on Friday after a third offshore earthquake...

Mentally safe shipping – Seaworthiness and Sao Paolo
by Splash
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Society thinks that mental and physical health belong hand-in-hand. Christian Ayerst, CEO of Mental Health Support Solutions questions whether shipping does too. “Healthy body, healthy mind,” muttered grandma whilst knitting. “Mens sana in corpore sano,” barked my schoolteacher as we performed unenthusiastic burpees in the mud. “Work, rest and play,” advised Mars in the 1990s, …

Oil Makes Big Gains On OPEC's Surprise Move To Maintain Status Quo
by Ship Bunker
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Exxon and BHP contribute to the bullish sentiment.

Freight Market Vs Commodities Rally: A Match Made In Heaven?
by hellenicshippingnews..
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Shipping shouldn’t get too carried away by the bullish sentiment which is prevalent in the commodities markets these days, amid talk of a new “super-cycle”. Sustainability of demand is of paramount importance when it comes to maintaining an upward momentum in the freight market. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “are ...

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S&P Frenzy supercharged by Handy / Supramax rates environment
by hellenicshippingnews..
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Amidst the rapidly improving sentiment for the whole dry bulk shipping market, February witnessed multi-year record breaking performance for the smaller asset classes of Supramax and Handysize bulkers. BSI 10TC routes broke the US$20,000/d mark for the first time in a decade (rising nearly US$8,000/d since Feb 1st), while in the Handysize sector, the BHSI ...

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COVID 19: 2020 global shipping CO2 emissions down 1%
by hellenicshippingnews..
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Global shipping CO2 emissions decreased 1% last year as the Coronavirus pandemic curtailed 2020 shipping activity, according to maritime data provider Marine Benchmark. CO2 emissions among the ‘Big-3’ – Tankers, Bulkers and Containers – actually increased 1.2%, with a 2.4% decline in Container emissions offset by growth in the Bulker and Tanker sectors. However, the ...

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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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