About Us

About Us

About Our Company

For nearly 50 years, Tradewind Tankers has been dedicated to the business of transporting oil and chemical products by sea. Tradewind Tankers has proven experience in operating oil, gas, and chemical tankers ranging from 3,000 to 70,000 DWT, and currently maintains a quality fleet between 7,739 and 13,122 DWT, all equipped with up-to-date technology.

Our company is geared to providing our clients with safe, high quality, efficient, task-specific service. Service reliability and flexibility are achieved thanks to our fleet of mostly interchangeable units. Our solid record in operating a wide variety of ships has given us the ability to meet the specific requirements of each of our clients, every time.

We believe in providing the best service by understanding our clients’ needs, the importance of safe and environmentally secure operations, developing relationships, providing the latest knowledge in our industry, and adhering to traditional business values.

Our History

1954

1954

Company founded by acquiring the first two tanker vessels m/t Urdaneta and m/t Aragua.

1954

1954

1955

1955

Acquisition of m/t Petromar, Petro Avila, and Petro Lago

1955

1955

1958

1958

Acquisition of Esso Boscan

1958

1958

1959

1959

Acquisition of m/t Monagas, 12.5k DWT

1959

1959

1969

1969

Acquisition of m/t Volina, 5k DWT

1969

1969

1971

1971

Acquisition of bulker, Lago Maracaibo,25k DWT

1971

1971

1974

1974

Acquisition of m/t Trade Wind, 4k DWT

1974

1974

1976

1976

Acquisition of m/t Navemar 50k DWT

1976

1976

1981

1981

Acquisition of m/t Palaima 70k DWT, crude oil tanker

1981

1981

1981-1991

1981-1991

Company developed liner services from USA to South America, acquiring 8 box ships over the lifespan of the liner service.

1981-1991

1981-1991

1986

1986

Tradewind Tankers brand starts with the purchase of Tradewind Sea, 4k DWT

1986

1986

1993

1993

Acquisition of m/t Tradewind River, 7.8k DWT

1993

1993

1995

1995

Acquisition of m/t Tradewind Clipper, 7.4k DWT

1995

1995

2007

2007

Take delivery of 3 newbuilds Tradewind Palm, Tradewind Passion and Tradewind Legend

2007

2007

2008

2008

Take delivery of newbuild Tradewind Adventure

2008

2008

2010-2021

2010-2021

Own and operate vessels from Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain

2010-2021

2010-2021

Fleet History

Name DWT Year Built
M/T Aragua 3,500 1927
M/T Urdaneta 3,500 1927
M/T Esso Bossacan 3,953 1937
M/T PETROMAR 3,500 1937
M/T PETRO LAGO 4,890 1937
M/T PETRO AVILA 3,676 1938
M/T VOLINA 5,370 1945
M/T MONAGAS 12,597 1953
M/T Navemar 55,171 1961
M/T PALAIMA 71,171 1965
MARKINA 5,487 1965
LAGO MARACAIBO 23,593 1969
M/V MAR BELLA 7,435 1970
M/T TRADEWIND SEA 4,084 1970
M/V MAR CORAL 9,602 1972
M/V MAR AZUL 9,450 1973
M/T TRADEWIND OCEAN 9,033 1,974
M/T TRADEWIND SPIRIT 8,900 1976
M/T TRADEWIND ISLAND 8,703 1977
M/V MAR DORADA 11,690 1978
M/V MAR FLORIDA 15,926 1978
M/T TRADEWIND SKY 13,209 1981
M/T TRADEWIND CLIPPER 6,718 1983
M/T TRADEWIND RIVER 7,018 1984
M/T TRADEWIND STAR 7,089 1986
M/T TRADEWIND CARIBE 8,228 1986
M/T TRADEWIND SUN 7,870 1988
M/T TRADEWIND DRAGON 7,959 1990
M/T TRADEWIND EXPLORER 9,250 1991
M/T TRADEWIND SUNRISE 6,330 1991
M/T TRADEWIND UNION 10,600 1997
M/T TRADEWIND FORCE 8,622 1997
M/T TRADEWIND CARDINAL 9,025 1997
M/T TRADEWIND MOON 8,518 2002
M/T TRADEWIND HOPE 9,999 2003
M/T TRADEWIND PALM 12,000 2007
M/T TRADEWIND ADVENTURE 13,122 2008
M/T TRADEWIND PASSION 7,739 2008
M/T TRADEWIND LEGEND 7,739 2008