Erik Thun AB has always thought about using the resources in the most modest way as possible. This has been our mindset long before the environmental focus was on top of the agenda and since the start in 1938 come to set the corporate culture throughout our organization. Our strategy has always been to streamline our business so we can achieve a better value for our customers, while not using more resources than needed.
The whole idea with our current tanker fleet is to make coastal shipping more business effective and we have this in mind from the start when we are designing the vessels. We have a close relationship with the shipyard Ferus Smit in Holland, so we can control the whole process with as little environmental impact as possible and we are meeting ISO 14001 requirements together with our technical manager, MF Shipping Group.
A lot of innovative details have been incorporated in the design; as the use of engine cooling water instead of boilers for heating and lowering RPM on the main engine in order to be able to sail in Super Eco Speed. We are constantly discussing fuel efficiency with our clients in order to reduce our environmental footprint.
Thun group has recently launched two cement carriers, the first in the world to be fuelled by LNG and we have 13 new-buildings that will be added to the fleet during 2017-2021. Read more in our broschure LNG – A solution for sustainable transports