The Danish-based global bunker supplier and tanker specialist, Monjasa, has announced it has deployed the 19,991-dwt tanker Monjasa Thunder to the Panama Canal.

Following a fleet reshuffle, the company’s vessel has recently arrived in Panama where she will serve multiple purposes, reads Monjasa’s post.  

The vessel, the largest tanker around the Panama Canal, is seen as an ideal floating storage option – the first of its kind in Panama.

Monjasa said the vessel with almost 20,000 tonnes storage capacity and high technical specifications in terms of deep-well cargo pumps and multiple tank segregations, brings new opportunities across the supply chain by also engaging in cargo import and export across Panama and the surrounding markets.

“We are always looking for ways to challenge the status quo and create more flexibility for shipowners in and around the Panama Canal and combining bunkering, storage and cargo operations is something no one else has done before,” Rasmus Jacobsen, managing director of Monjasa Americas said in the statement.

“Seeing Monjasa Thunder passing the “Great Belt Bridge” in Denmark last year was a very special moment. But seeing her passing the “Puente de las Americas” in Panama filled me with great joy and appreciation,” he added.

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