Transport

NZ fuel tankers scuttled?

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 23 Dec 2021

NZ fuel tankers scuttled?
Refining NZ is ceasing fuel refining operations at Marsden Point. (Image: Supplied).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 23 Dec 2021
A fuel transport company is winding down and ending its use of New Zealand’s two regional fuel tankers as oil refining in this country draws to an end.Coastal Oil Logistics, a joint venture between major petroleum suppliers BP, Mobil and Z Energy, charters two NZ-flagged tankers from Silver Fern Shipping to transport fuel products from the Marsden Point refinery to all major ports around the country, except Auckland.According to its website, each year the two vessels – MT Matuku and MT Kokako – make more than 200 port calls an...

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