And then there were suezmaxes.

Penfield Marine executives Tim Brennan and Eric Haughn have found a new front for expansion, telling TradeWinds that the shipmanager is laying the groundwork to take in the larger tankers.

“We’re gearing up to add suezmaxes, probably the same as in panamaxes and aframaxes, where we charter in ships first and then go from there,” company chief executive Brennan said.

“As with the others, we’d expect forming a pool to be the eventual result.”

With the latest expansion, Penfield is beginning to more closely resemble Connecticut pools operator Heidmar, which Brennan led as chief executive before departing in 2012, and where Penfield chief operating officer Haughn also held a management role.