Maersk Tankers takes seven MR tankers from AET

Maersk Tankers takes seven MR tankers from AET

Denmark’s Maersk Tankers has acquired seven 38,000 dwt STX-built MR1 tankers from Malaysian-owned AET in an en bloc deal, according to brokers.

Shipbroking sources tell Splash that AET has sold 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 to Maersk Tankers for $93.5m in total.

Maersk Tankers currently owns a fleet of 78 tankers, with another 12 tanker newbuildings on order, and has sold eight vessels since the beginning of this year including four vessels to China’s ICBC Leasing under a sale and leaseback arrangement.

Following the sale, AET’s owned fleet will be reduced to 54 tankers.

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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