The Erik Thun Group is delighted to announce the addition of four new vessels to its fleet including two methanol-ready coastal tankers. Shipsveerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands will build two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels and two coastal tankers, bringing the Shipveerf Ferus Smit B.V. orderbook to a total of fourteen vessels and our current orderbook to fifteen vessels. The contracts cover two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels with 5100 mts dwt and Ice class 1B, designed for Lake Vänern in Sweden, completing a series of six vessels on order.
Thun Tankers BV, a part of the Erik Thun Group, has placed orders for two additional methanol-ready “Resource Efficiency Class” coastal tankers, expanding the R-Class series to a total of eight vessels. Thun Resource, the first vessel in the R-Class series, is already launched and ready for delivery. Alongside the second ordered intermediate product tanker in the “Vinga-series,” our fleet renewal program includes a total of fifteen vessels to be delivered continuously from 2024 to 2027.
“We are proud to lead the way in maritime innovation by introducing both the R-class series and the Lake Vanern Max; vessels that set a new standard in efficiency, performance, and sustainability, for example equipped with a battery pack and ready for shore electricity connection. These series exemplify our unwavering commitment to sustainable shipping and pave the way for a greener and more prosperous future,” says Henrik Källsson, Deputy Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.
“Our long experience in the business, paired with our vision to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, gives us a good basis for continual improvement and innovative design, providing our customers with sustainable and smart solutions,” adds Johan Källsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.
About Thun Tankers
Thun Tankers is part of the Erik Thun Group, a family-owned company where the core business is shipping. We are experts in regional, coastal product tanker trade in Northern Europe. At the moment we have one NaabsaMax vessel, 17 small tanker vessels and 6 intermediate size tankers. One additional NaabsaMax vessel is presently being built that will be added to the fleet beginning of 2022. Three of our small tankers are owned by our close partner Wisby Tankers and one of our intermediate vessels is managed by Furetank Chartering. Together we have a high ambition to add value to our customers by offering sustainable and efficient cargo transport solutions.
Source Erik Thun