To continue our growth strategy in Africa, Rubis Asphalt acquired a new bitumen tanker, named Asphalt Seminole.
This vessel has been acquired from a Vitol affiliate on 29 April 2022.
Its bitumen loading capacity is 7005 MT, and also equipped with independent bitumen tanks.
The vessel has CAP1 certificate which is the maximum rating related to the condition of hull and machinery according to the Condition Assessment Program.
The vessel is powered by a Wartsila 4 strokes diesel engine developing 4000kW, and also equipped with two diesel alternator and a shaft generator.
Asphalt Teranga will be supplying our affiliates in West and Central Africa.
We decided to rename the vessel to Asphalt Teranga, which means hospitality in Wolof. This is also a wink to the Lions of Teranga, the Senegalese football team who won its first African Cup of Nations this year.
We are currently changing her flag to Panama and the class to RINA, and thereafter Teranga will sail from Istanbul to load the first cargo in Turkey destined to West Africa.
We wish Asphalt Teranga a long life with Rubis Asphalt and a busy schedule to serve our customers for the years to come!