Thun Tankers orders two resource efficient tankers
Thun Tankers have placed an order for two 7,999 mts dwt tankers. The ordered “R-Class” vessels are a further development of Thuns’ existing vessels. Focus on resource efficiency, environmental responsibility and logistical reliability has been key in the design process.
Thun Tankers is part of the Erik Thun Group, a company owned by the Källsson family since 1938. The ships, that will be built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands, will be delivered during first half 2024. Ferus Smit BV has previously built forty ships for Erik Thun. Upon delivery they will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network and be technically managed by MF Shipping Group. Adaptive propulsion to minimize energy usage, UPS battery pack, the latest hull design and the newest and most resource efficient machinery are some examples of the vessels new features.
Erik Thun has signed a contract for a new dual-fuel tanker. Upon delivery, the vessel will become number ten in the “Vinga series” of globally top-performing sister vessels when it comes to energy efficiency and reduced climate footprint.
She is the latest contribution to nine previous sister vessels, all trading within the Gothia Tanker Alliance. All sisters are designed with special focus on minimal impact on the environment. Erik Thun’s close partner Furetank will technically and commercially manage the new vessel and upon delivery in 2024, the vessel will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network. Please read more in our press release.
M/V Thun Britain delivered
Our product tanker Thun Britain, with ”NAABSA” design – Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground – has been delivered and as of today, she is entering into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd.
The “Thun Britain” is the second in a series of two ordered NaabsaMAX size tankers. In November 2020 the sister vessel “Thun Blyth” was delivered and has since then been trading for Geos Group. Please find out more here.
We take m/t Wisby Argan on commercial management
We are pleased to announce that we will strengthen our existing fleet with m/t Wisby Argan. The Wisby Tanker owned vessel will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network with immediate effect and will be the fourth Wisby Tanker owned product tanker commercially managed by Thun Tankers.
On Friday January 7th our second NaabsaMAX, Thun Britain, was launched in Leer, Germany. Our long experience of building resource efficient, high quality vessels has been used in the building process. Focus has been to maximize the vessel´s cargo intake and increase in-port performance; with the scope to allow further increased cargo lot sizes going into restricted niche ports.
Resource efficiency, new regulations and environmental care has been key in the development of the new vessel. Upon delivery in March, the vessel will enter into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd. Please find out more by reading our press release.