Gothia Tankers orders new vessels in China

Three Swedish carriers through alliance Gothia Tankers have ordered a series of new product tanker chemical vessels that can sail on LNG. The ships will be built at a Chinese yard.

The three carriers in the Gothia Tankers alliance have paid a visit to Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng to place an order for four product chemical tankers that will be able to sail on the environmentally beneficent liquefied natural gas, LNG. Two of the ships will be owned by carrier Furetank, while Thun Tankers and Ävltank will take delivery of one each, inform the carriers in a statement.

The ships are designed to reduce CO2 emissions by upwards of 50 percent and will comply with the coming Tier III requirements set to come into force on January 1st 2016, and the vessels will comer under commercial management of Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tankers alliance.

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