Introducing Signal’s
Smart Pools

Signal’s pooling platform offers superior TCE performance and fair earnings distribution, along with maximum flexibility to enter and exit.

The pool is managed by experienced shipping professionals with an outstanding track record. We leverage our proprietary technology to consistently deliver exceptional profitability.
Aframax PoolMR Pool

We Deliver Superior Earnings
by Leveraging our Technology and Experience

We combine a strong track record in shipping and technology

  • Longstanding relationships with top-tier charterers
  • Unique combination of market expertise and advanced, proprietary technology
  • Our strong analytical capabilities mean we consistently identify the right time to act with spotting opportunities others miss

We have a powerful team in place

  • We bring more than 100 years of combined chartering and pooling experience
  • Senior management team has been working together to deliver exceptional performance for more than a decade
  • Headquartered in London and Athens, two global shipping hubs

Industry-leading Commercial Performance

Vessels managed by Signal consistently outperform the competition.
We use dynamic, global, data-driven benchmark to measure our performance and distribute earnings fairly.

Signal Maritime Aframax Pool Performance
Period
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
Jan 2024
Feb 2024
Gross TCE $k/day
TCE Net of all Pool Fees $k/day
% Fixed
25.2
24.4
100%
25.8
25.0
100%
11.8
11.2
100%
39.1
38.0
100%
52.3
51.1
100%
50.9
49.6
100%
42.0
40.9
97%
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Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2022, Net TCE
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2022, Net TCE
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2021, Net TCE
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2021, Net TCE
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2020, Net TCE
Aframax Performance vs. peers, full year 2020, Net TCE


Signal Maritime MR Pool Performance
Period
2021
2022
2023
Jan 2024
Feb 2024
Gross TCE $k/day
TCE Net of all Pool Fees $k/day
% Fixed
7.9
7.3
100%
31.4
30.4
100%
29.3
28.3
100%
21.9
21.2
100%
33.7
32.7
85%

Why Choose us?

Superior TCE Performance

Since 2016 Signal Maritime Aframax Pool has consistently outperformed the average spot vessel TCE by at least $2,000 per day

Transparent Earnings Distribution

Earning distributions are driven by vessels’ trading capabilities and technical characteristics, using actual voyage data

Sophisticated Position Value Adjustment

Our technology translates real-time, global market conditions into position values, enabling flexible entry and exit

Fair Earnings Distribution

Our proprietary technology enables us to produce real-time estimations of the TCE’s of all vessels in the water as of the moment a voyage is completed.
This means we can quickly and accurately compare our Pool performance against the competition.

Pool Revenues Allocation
based on Rating

Pool Revenues Adjustment
based on Energy Performance

Premium
Benchmark voyage expenses

Geographical & Technical Rating

All elements, including premiums for access to restricted ports and technical specs, are accurately calculated and depicted in vessels' rating

Energy Performance Adjustment

By evaluating vessels' consumption performance and comparing to a benchmark vessel, we ensure that vessels with superior operational efficiency benefit accordingly

Optimized Bunker Consumption

EXPERT VOYAGE EXECUTION

SMART ROUTE PLANNING

STRATEGIC BUYING PRACTICES

Optimizing tank management, exploiting technical efficiencies whilst meeting vessel requirements
Smart route planning allows us to minimize bunker fuel costs and reduce costs
Managing risks associated with suppliers, delays, and quality to deliver an IMO 2020 compliant strategy

Advanced, Proprietary Technology:
The Signal Ocean Platform

Signal Pools management outperforms its peers by combining insights from its proprietary technology, The Signal Ocean Platform, with decades of chartering experience. The Platform delivers invaluable insights about vessel supply and global market dynamics, enabling us to identify opportunities others miss.
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Transparent Reporting

We are passionate about transparency. Pool partners have free, 24/7 access to The Signal Ocean Platform's Pool account and to The Signal Pools Extranet. Partners can view and download Reports on Performance, Distribution, Reconciliation, instantly.

Current Aframax Pool Composition

Name
Aljalaa
Chrysanthemum
Ionic Artemis
Ionic Aspis
Jag Laxmi
Philotimos
Ross Sea
Type
Built
Flag
IMO No.
Class
DWT (mt)
LOA/BEAM (m)
Draft (m)
AFRAMAX
Nov 2007, Japan
HKG
9343338
NKK
115557
244/42
15.64
LR2
Mar 2009. Korea
BHS
9417452
LR
105188
244/42
15.02
AFRAMAX
Sep 2009, Japan
MHL
9426441
NKK
107605
244/42
14.58
AFRAMAX
Apr 2011, Japan
MHL
9523287
NKK
107508
244/42
14.58
AFRAMAX
Jan 2012, Korea
IND
9568196
ABS
105525
244/42
15.02
AFRAMAX
Jun 2018, Korea
MLT
9793997
TBA
113364
250/44
15.12
AFRAMAX
Jul 2011, Japan
SGP
9457593
ABS
114542
244/42
15.71

Current MR Pool Composition

Name
Alithini II
Alpine Link
Jag Pranav
Mitera
Pacific Diamond
Pacific Onyx
Pacific Quartz
Philoxenia
Type
Built
Flag
IMO No.
Class
DWT (mt)
LOA/BEAM (m)
Draft (m)
MR2
Jan 2008, Korea
MLT
9397456
ABS
49900
183/32
12.85
MR2
Jan 2010, Korea
MHL
9478614
ABS
50208
183/32
13.08
MR2
Jan 2005, Korea
IND
9281932
DNV & IRS
51383
183/32
13.22
MR2
Oct 2009, Japan
MLT
9380104
NKK
47370
182/32
12.62
MR2
Oct 2010, Japan
LBR
9573660
ABS
47917
180/32
12.62
MR2
Mar 2013, Japan
LBR
9539597
ABS
49996
183/32
12.91
MR2
April 2011, Japan
LBR
9573696
ABS
47941
180/32
12.62
MR2
May 2019, Korea
MHL
9857250
LR
49999
183/32
13.23

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