Thun Tankers takes delivery of first L-class and second E-class on the same day. Both vessels will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.
On May 9th, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18,650 deadweight product tanker “Thun Lidkoping”. This L-class vessel is the first in a series of five resource efficient, high quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. On the same day, the 8,000 deadweight “Thun Evolve” was delivered to Thun Tankers by Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands. The dual fuelled vessel, that will use natural gas or biogas as fuel, is the second in a series of four ordered E-class tankers. The Shipyard Ferus Smit has previously built 33 efficient quality vessels for Erik Thun.
The Board of Directors of the Erik Thun Group today announced that they have appointed Johan Källsson as Managing Director for the Group, after Anders Källsson has chosen to resign. This is a logical step in the ongoing process of handing over to the next generation. Please read more in our press relase >>
Naming ceremony in China
We are very pleased to announce that Thun Tankers, part of Erik Thun Group, has completed the naming ceremony for two new product/chemical tankers on Saturday 23rd of March on site at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. The two vessels are named Thun Lidkoping and Thun London and will be a part of the intermediate segment of Gothia Tanker Alliance.
Godmother Ms. Alice Brax naming Thun London. (Photo by Peter Cornelissen)
Preem and Thun Tankers Focus on More Environmentally Adapted Tankers
On Saturday, December 15, Thun Tankers names the new, environmentally
adapted tanker “Thun Evolve” in Groningen, Holland. The tanker will be long-term leased by
Preem for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and
Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March.
Thun Tankers & Gothia Tanker Alliance add newbuilding Thun Venern to the fleet
We are very pleased to announce that the product/chemical tanker M/V Thun Venern was delivered during Thursday to the Erik Thun Group, on site at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd.
She is the third vessel being delivered in a series of six, all designed by FKAB together with Furetank Rederi AB. Special attention has been paid on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50% reduction of CO2 emissions. This also includes full Tier III, dual fuel/LNG propulsion including LNG in port consumption, LNG for IG-boiler, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions and special ballast water cleaning system and Ice class 1A. M/V Thun Venern is an intermediate tanker with a dwt of almost 18,000 tons and LOA 149.9 meters. She will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering, which is part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
Thun Tankers adds niche port max sized tanker – increases partnership with Wisby Tankers
We are pleased to announce that Thun Tankers will strengthen the existing fleet with m/t Wisby Teak. The Wisby Tanker owned vessel will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance with immediate effect and be commercially managed by Thun Tankers.
The highly manouverable, 7,000 deadweight tanker has been tailor designed to maximize deliveries into restricted ports. With an overall length of 99.9 meters the vessel is able to reach smaller load and discharge installations. With a pumping capacity of 1,000 m3 an hour, cargo heating, superstrip system, vegoil and chem resistant coating we are convinced that the Wisby Teak will add value to our clients.
“With Wisby Teak in our fleet we can further increase our client offering with another modern high quality tanker that is able to reach and maximize cargo intake in ports and terminals with restricted accessibility.” – Joakim Lund, CCO, Thun Tankers
”With this third added tanker we do not only deepen our good co-operation further with Thun Tankers and the rest of the partners in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, we can also widen our joint offering towards our customers” – Jonas Engström, Managing Director, Wisby Tankers
We are nominated for the Safety4Sea Sustainability Award 2018!
We are incredibly proud that Thun Tankers is shortlisted for the Safety4Sea Sustainability Award 2018. We believe that this is a recognition of our high focus on providing safe, sustainable and cost efficient cargo transport solutions to our clients.
A vote for Thun Tankers is a vote for high quality shipping that takes safety and environment to the next level. If you want to take part in the voting please use this link.
M/V “Thun Eos” succesfully launched
On Saturday 16th of June, Nb. 443 was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Westerbroek, The Netherlands.
The naming ceremony was performed by Sofia Wessman from the Källsson Family. After the ceremony the launching went smoothly.
”Thun Eos” is the first vessel in a series of four new vessels in the E-class. The design is a further development of Thun Tankers’ existing fleet. Focus on efficiency, new regulations, environmental care and customers’ needs has been key when evolving the new vessels that will be built to the absolute latest design.
”Thun Eos” has a deadweight of 7.999 tons and the LOA is almost 115 meters. Breadth moulded is 15,80 meters and the speed is 13 knots.
The main engine is a Wärtsilä type 6L32/6L34DF for LNG or gas oil usage and she has a nozzle fitted, 3,85 meter diameter controllable pitch propeller.
Thun Tankers orders series of four 17,500 dwt IMO II tankers
Thun Tankers, part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers to be built at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.