The new pool, named Asahi MOL Tankers and headquartered in Republic of the Marshall Islands, will also launch MR product tankers that will be assigned to the pool.
Asahi MOL Tankers pool, effectively operational on Monday, will mainly allocate its 25 ships to Asia and Oceania from the three centers of Tokyo, Singapore and London.
The joint statement from the Japanese owners said: “The pool operation allows Asahi MOL Tankers to offer efficient, reliable, high quality ocean transport services with the flexibility to meet diverse customer needs.”
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