Angola’s Sonangol buys two oil tankers in South Korea

7 April 2017

The Sonangol Shipping fleet has increased to 12 units with the acquisition of two new Suezmax oil tankers with a capacity of 1 million barrels of oil each, the delivery ceremony of which took place on Wednesday in the town of Okpo-dong in South Korea, the Sonangol group said in a statement published in Luanda.


Named Sonangol Cazenga (honouring one of the historic districts of Luanda) and Sonangol Maiombe (which is the name of the second largest forest area in the world, in Cabinda), the two ships were built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) and feature a number of innovations and technology.


The two ships will go into service immediately – the Cazenga in April and the Maiombe in May – an on their maiden voyages will carry a number of shipments to the Middle East.


Sonangol Shipping Holding Limited is a subsidiary of Sonangol EP incorporated on 14 April, 2007 for the maritime transportation of crude oil (by Suezmax tankers), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), butane gas (LPG) and other refined products by coastal vessels. (macauhub)