Total taps Hafnia and Viken for LNG-fuelled aframax newbuilds

Total has tapped Hafnia and Viken Shipping to charter LNG-fuelled newbuild tankers, the latest sign of energy majors forcing through energy transition in shipping.

Total has sealed long-term charters with the two owners who will now order two 110,000 dwt LNG-fuelled aframaxes each for delivery in 2023.

“This chartering contract is in line with our climate ambition and will contribute to our net zero carbon neutrality target by 2050 or before. This contract follows a similar one, signed earlier this year, for two LNG-powered VLCCs, to be delivered in 2022,” said Luc Gillet, senior vice president shipping at Total.

The supply of LNG for these four LNG-powered vessels will be provided by Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Total’s dedicated business unit in charge of worldwide bunkering activities.

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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