The CLH Group obtains a new more sustainable ship to improve the supply to its facilities

  • Under the name of 'Castillo de Arteaga', this new-generation ship has a load capacity of 42,275 cubic metres and reaches a maximum speed of 14 knots

The CLH Group has obtained a new, more sustainable tanker ship, the 'Castillo de Arteaga', to strengthen fuel transportation services and improve supply to its facilities. This new ship is owned by the company Naviera Elcano and is operated under a time charter agreement.

Built in 2019, this new tanker incorporates the latest technologies to reduce SOx and NOx emissions by using a hybrid scrubber, in addition to a ballast water treatment system certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The 'Castillo de Arteaga' is a new-generation, double-hull vessel with a load capacity of 42,275 cubic metres, distributed in 16 tanks which are segregated for loading/unloading to a manifold. It reaches a maximum speed of 14 knots. The ship’s dimensions are as follows: 176.9 metres in length, 29.40 metres in beam and a maximum draught of 11.30 metres. 

This new ship replaces the 'Castillo de Trujillo', thus the CLH Group now has two tankers to perform any fuel movements that cannot be carried out through the pipeline network.

In 2018, the CLH Group transported a total of 2.9 million tonnes of fuel by tanker ship.

The CLH Group is the leading company engaged in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market and the second largest logistics operator in Europe in terms of the extension of its pipeline network and storage capacity.

In Spain, it has a pipeline network over 4,000 kilometres in length and 39 storage facilities with capacity for 8 million cubic metres, as well as being present at the main Spanish airports.

At the international level, the company is developing an ambitious expansion plan and conducts its business in the UK, Oman, Ireland, Panama and Ecuador.

Empresa Naviera Elcano (Elcano Group) is the largest Spanish maritime carrier operating in international traffic. With a presence in Europe, Brazil and Argentina, it specializes in the international transport of raw materials in dry cargo and in energy products, including liquid cargo and liquefied gas.