A handysize tanker owned by AP Moller Maersk’s US Marine Management subsidiary has just landed itself a lucrative short-term charter contract that pays $132,000 per day.

The 38,174-dwt US flagged tanker Maersk Peary (built 2004) has been fixed to the US military for a 75-day charter worth a fixed price of $9.9m.

The work involves for the transportation of Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) purchased fuel stocks in support of Operation Deep Freeze, the code name for a series of US missions to Antarctica.