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Erik Thun orders another Chinese tanker

Erik Thun has signed a contract for a new dual-fuel tanker. Upon delivery, the vessel will become number ten in the company’s so-called Vinga series.

The 17,999 dwt vessel will be built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou. All Vinga series ships are trading within the Gothia Tanker Alliance. Furetank will technically and commercially manage the new vessel upon delivery in 2024.

All the vessels in the series have dual-fuel capability and uses LNG/LBG as fuel. They are equipped with a battery hybrid solution.

The new ship has a cargo capacity of 20,306 cu m in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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