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Shipping bids farewell to the gut feel freight market
by Splash 247
Friday, October 18, 2019

Nearly two thirds of Splash voters in an ongoing poll believe shipping is at the the end of the ‘gut feel’ freight market and the start of the data-driven one. With more than 500 votes cast in just 10 days, 64% of readers to date feel shipping is finally casting aside its famed penchant for […]

China Merchants Heavy Industry eyes private funding and listing
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 18, 2019

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), the shipbuilding arm of state-run China Merchants Group, has initiated a mixed-ownership reform by tapping private investors to invest in the company, as part of the central government’s effort to reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by optimising their asset structures, Chinese financial media Caixin reports. A source at CMHI told Caixin […]

Baowu Steel and Vale form strategic partnership
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 18, 2019

China’s largest steel producer Baowu Steel Group has signed a series of strategic agreements with Brazilian miner Vale to explore partnerships in various areas. Under the agreements, Baowu and Vale will cooperate in steelmaking, base metals, technology research and development, as well as logistics and supply chain to effectively improve the shipment of iron ore. The […]

Greek merger aimed at developing digital green solutions for shipping
by Sam Chambers
Friday, October 18, 2019

A Greek maritime environmental engineering company has merged with a well known local shipping IT firm with the pair vowing to develop green digital solutions for the industry. Erma First, best known for its ballast water treatment systems, has bought out METIS Cyberspace Technology from the Germanos–led Olympia Group. Established in 2016, METIS is specialised […]

Transocean secures three new contracts
by Jason Jiang
Friday, October 18, 2019

Offshore drilling rig operator Transocean has clinched new contracts for a drillship and two semi-submersible rigs. The 1990-built drilling rig Paul B. Loyd. Jr has been awarded a 255 day contract by Hurricane Energy in the UK North Sea, commencing from April 2020. The 2000-built drilling rig Deepwater Nautilus was awarded a 45 day contract […]

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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-Shipyard-SupplyClipper 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).
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 supplying the USCG Rush ex.
pipeline at the fuel dock
in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2013).
Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

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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