Thai tanker owner Prima Marine has a raft of new ships in its sights having successfully completed an IPO in Bangkok.
The company, whose fleet today numbers 24 ships, has outlined what’s in its shopping basket now that it is flush with funds. The ships include nine small tankers of below 10,000 dwt, one 14,000 dwt tanker, an MR, an LR, an aframax and a VLCC. It also has its eyes on a number of floaters including four FSUs and two FSOs, all to be operated in Southeast Asian waters, propelling the company to the forefront of the regional tanker trades.
Chanwit Anakkul, Prima Marine’s CEO, commented: “We seek to increase the number [of ships] continuously over the next three years to improve our potential in oil and liquid petrochemicals transport, both quantitatively and qualitatively, as well as expand our boundaries with new shipping routes such as those from Thailand to Myanmar, China and Japan. We will also expand our client base, especially from neighboring countries in Southeast Asia with good growth prospects.”