Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers took delivery of its first L-Class and second E-Class tankers on May 9.
The 18,650 dwt product tanker Thun Lidkoping, the first in a series of five resource efficient tankers, was built by China’s Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding, while the 8,000 dwt Thun Evolve was delivered by the Netherlands-based Ferus Smit BV.
The dual-fueled Thun Evolve will use natural gas or biogas as fuel. It is the second in a series of four ordered E-Class tankers.
Both units will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network with crewing and technical management done by MF Shipping Group.
“It is a historic day for our company with the delivery of both Thun Lidkoping and Thun Evolve on the same day. With the E-Class and L-Class series in trade, we are further strengthening Gothia Tanker Alliance’ possibility to serve our clients with climate smart tankers in the right position at the requested time,” Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers, said.
“These new tankers are part of our next generation purpose-built and efficient vessels enabling us to remain a sustainable Swedish partner over generations,” Johan Källsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun Group, said.
Separately, the company said that the Board of Directors of the Erik Thun Group have appointed Johan Källsson as Managing Director for the group, after Anders Källsson has chosen to resign.
A group consisting of Johan Källsson, Henrik Källsson and CFO Agne Axelsson will form the executive management team of the company. Johan Källsson will have the oversight of the group and focus on development of the organisation, human resources and external contacts within both business and politics. Henrik Källsson continues as Deputy Managing Director and he will be responsible for the commercial, operational and technical departments including developing new vessels.