Fratelli Cosulich Inaugurates chemical bunker tanker newbuild

Italy’s Fratelli Cosulich Group has welcomed a first ship in its fleet ready to carry methanol. The Italian shipowner has inaugurated its new IMO2 chemical bunker tanker, Marta Cosulich, in the Bay of Singapore.

The company named the 8.7000m3 newbuilding Marta Cosulich in Singapore, saying its arrival marks “a significant milestone” in its fleet investment.

The new vessel was named by its godmother and board member of Fratelli Cosulich Group and chief executive Marta Cosulich.

Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers Singapore, belonging to the business-unit Marine Energy / Fratelli Cosulich, started its physical supply business in 2005, which was a major milestone in the group’s global bunkering operations.

Since then, the company has expanded and modernized its local fleet, now comprising five bunker tankers, one IMO2 chemical bunker tanker – Marta Cosulich, and another under construction set for delivery by the end of 2025.

“The Group is committed to strengthening our presence in the port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub.

“Our investments in new assets, designed to carry alternative fuels, align with Singapore’s ambition to be a leader in maritime decarbonization while maintaining its competitive edge. We are honored to contribute to Singapore’s success and support the Maritime Port Authority in achieving its ambitious goals,” Fratelli Cosulich said in a statement.