On 18 February Crowley Accord Management, the international ship management venture managed by Crowley Maritime Corp’s ship management group, was awarded full technical management contracts for five new tankers.These tankers will later be joined by three more, bringing Crowley’s international ship management fleet to more than 70.

The five products tankers brought under Crowley Accord management are Dawn Haridwar, Dawn Mansarovar, Dawn Mathura, Dawn Madurai and Portland Pearl.The first four are owned by Arya Tankers and will operate along the Indian Coast, while the fifth is owned by Union Maritime Limited and will operate in the Europe-to-Nigeria trade.Combined, these tankers represent over 130,000gt in the market.

‘The Crowley Accord partnership continues to be a successful one, and this latest onboarding of additional vessels is testament to that,’ said Mike Golonka, vice-president, ship management.The acquisition made Crowley a rare US company– one that provides third-party international crewing and technical ship management.

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