Swedish tanker owner and operator Concordia Maritime has taken delivery of the second 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX tanker, Stena Important, from the Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shipbuilding International.
The chemical and product tanker Stena Important is part of a series of ten vessels ordered by Stena Bulk in 2012, two of which are owned by Concordia Maritime. Her sister vessel, the Stena Image, was delivered to Concordia Maritime in April 2015.
The Stena Important will arrive at an unnamed port in Europe for discharge at the beginning of December.
“Our first vessel in this series, the Stena Image, has been deployed in Stena Weco’s global logistics systems since April, this year, and is already performing beyond our expectations,” said Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime.
”The IMOIIMAX tankers are a positive continuation of our investment for the future and are setting a new standard for both cargo efficiency and bunkers consumption. We regard the vessels as an important step in the long-term expansion and development of our fleet.”
The first tanker in the series, the Stena Impression, was named at the beginning of February in Singapore. The Stena Imperial has also been delivered this year.
The last of the remaining six tankers will be delivered in 2017. All ten IMOIIMAX tankers will sail in Stena Weco’s global logistics systems, which now will employ more than 60 vessels.