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. Acquisition of m/t Catatumbo

1954

1954

1955

1955

Acquisition of m/t Petromar, Petro Avila, and Petro Lago from oil major Esso.

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, and chartered to Shell for over 8 years

1969

1969

1971

1971

Acquisition of bulker, Lago Maracaibo,25k DWT, for wheat trade between the USA and South America

1971

1971

1974

1974

Acquisition of m/t Trade Wind, 4k DWT

1974

1974

1976

1976

Acquisition of m/t Navemar 50k DWT, purchased from Mobil and chartered back to the oil major

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

2000-2021

2000-2021

Own and operate vessels from Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain

2000-2021

2000-2021