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.
Company founded by acquiring the first two tanker vessels m/t Urdaneta and m/t Aragua. Acquisition of m/t Catatumbo1954
Acquisition of m/t Petromar, Petro Avila, and Petro Lago from oil major Esso.1955
Acquisition of Esso Boscan1958
Acquisition of m/t Monagas, 12.5k DWT1959
Acquisition of m/t Volina, 5k DWT, and chartered to Shell for over 8 years1969
Acquisition of bulker, Lago Maracaibo,25k DWT, for wheat trade between the USA and South America1971
Acquisition of m/t Trade Wind, 4k DWT1974
Acquisition of m/t Navemar 50k DWT, purchased from Mobil and chartered back to the oil major1976
Acquisition of m/t Palaima 70k DWT, crude oil tanker1981
Company developed liner services from USA to South America, acquiring 8 box ships over the lifespan of the liner service.1981-1991
Tradewind Tankers brand starts with the purchase of Tradewind Sea, 4k DWT1986
Acquisition of m/t Tradewind River, 7.8k DWT1993
Acquisition of m/t Tradewind Clipper, 7.4k DWT1995
Take delivery of 3 newbuilds Tradewind Palm, Tradewind Passion and Tradewind Legend2007
Take delivery of newbuild Tradewind Adventure2008
Own and operate vessels from Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain2000-2021