Oil pipeline and storage company Teppco Partners LP said its purchased marine assets, including 19 boats and 28 barges, from TransMontaigne Product Services Inc for $50 million in cash.

The acquisition of these vessels is immediately accretive to distributable cash flow per unit, and is supported by long-term contracts of up to five years with well-capitalized counterparties at attractive terms, Jerry Thompson, chief executive officer of Teppco's general partner, said in a statement.

The acquired vessels primarily deliver bunker fuels for cruise liners and cargo ships as well as fuel oil for electric generation plants.

Teppco shares were trading nearly flat at $28.82 in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Hezron Selvi in Bangalore; Editing by Anil D'Silva)