Denmark’s Maersk Tankers, owned by A.P. Moller Holding, has welcomed Mercuria´s ship to its Handy pool.

Maersk Tankers notched up an addition to its pool, from energy and commodity trading specialist Mercuria.

The news came to the light from social media statements from both companies, confirming that the vessel Magic Star is joining Lady Rina in the Maersk Tankers handy pool.

“Pleased to see Magic Star joining Lady Rina in the Maersk Tankers handy pool as we continue our partnership. We’re excited to welcome another vessel from our pool partner Mercuria Shipping to our Handy pool,” said the Danish giant Maersk.

The Marshall-flagged vessel Magic star, is an oil/chemical tanker that was built in 2009, and is the second Mercuria vessel to join Maersk, with Lady Rina having been a part of its Handy pool since December last year.

Recently Maersk has welcomed Transworld Group, a global shipping and logistics solution conglomerate headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as a pool partner.

More specifically, Transworld Group, which is in shipping and logistics solutions business for over four decades, has joined Maersk Tankers Intermediate pool with their newly acquired ship TTC Vishaka.

The activities of Transworld Group include a broad range of logistics activities, including shipowning and management, within container, multi-purpose vessels, bulk carriers and tankers.

Furthermore, Maersk has launched its first ever pool in the Long-Range 1 (LR1) tanker segment, with Sanmar Shipping becoming its first member.

The Sanmar Group is a global billion-dollar conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India and is engaged in the key business sectors of chemicals, engineering and shipping, generating around $1.5bln in revenue.

The new LR1 pool offers pool management to owners of tankers ranging from 55,000-80,000 tons dwt and builds on Maersk Tankers’ experience in the commercial management of tankers of all sizes, from 10,000 tons deadweight (dwt) to LR2 vessels.