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Tankers Inc postpones ambitious newbuildings

Instead, the pipeline of the company now holds ten newbuildings which are adapted to demands regarding e.g. cleansing of ballast water and which are able to save up to 20 percent of the fuel.

The crisis affecting almost all segments of the shipping industry makes Tankers Inc postpone its ambitious plans to build a new state-of-the-art fleet of tankers until 2014. However, this fleet will now be adapted to the future demands concerning ballast water treatment and reductions of the fuel’s sulphur content and not least it will consitst of newly designed ships capable of saving 20 percent of the fuel used today, Tankers Inc. CEO Mikael Skov tells ShippingWatch.

Since the publication of the company’s plans last year, Tankers Inc, which as the commercial manager Hafnia Management consists of a high number of former Torm executives, has expanded the planned fleet of two ships with an option on two additional ships to a total of five ships with an option on five additional ships.

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