Maxum Petroleum’s new tank vessel, the Global Provider, is built to service the local maritime fuel and lubricant needs while providing the highest level of environmental protection and compliance. The Global Provider features an advanced tank level monitoring system, redundant propulsion and power, robust fire-fighting capability, and enhanced spill response equipment including FLIR. While oil barges tend to target the commercial deep draft market, the Global Provider is sized to service a wider range of vessels while avoiding the problematic storm water runoff implications, facing other fuel providers in the Seattle market,associated with fueling outside of containment by shore-side tanker truck. This vessel provides a structure to remove some of Maxum trucks off the road and greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Global Provider has the capacity to deliver up to 3,700 barrels of marine fuel and lubes via a self-propelled bunker ship with a cargo handling system that allows it to move segregated products, lube and fuel oil without cross-contamination.
“This is a game changer for Maxum as it contains some of the industry’s most advanced features and technology. The design was developed internally and reflects the accumulated dozens of years of operational expertise. The vessel will be based in Seattle and operate under the Maxum Marine brand as part of the Pilot Thomas Logistics Family,” said Dennis Cassidy, President and CEO of Pilot Thomas Logistics.