Maersk confirms acquisition of seven AET tankers

Maersk Tankers has confirmed the acquisition of seven handy tankers from Malaysian owener AET, as reported by Splash last week.

Maersk has taken over the 2009-built Bunga Akasia and Bunga Alamanda, as well as the 2010-built Bunga Allium, Bunga Angsana, Bunga Angelica, Bunga Azalea and Bunga Aster for $93.5m in total.

“In line with our strategic goal of developing a dynamic fleet and our belief in the tanker market, this acquisition will enhance our position in the market,” said Soren Meyer, chief asset officer at Maersk Tankers.

The company reckons the addition of the vessels will help Maersk Tankers’ handy pool sustain its strong commercial position and drive market outperformance.

The company has taken delivery of the first vessel Bunga Akasia, which was renamed Hans Maersk. The remaining vessels are expected to deliver over the coming months.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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