The joint venture Gothia Tankers, announced on Friday, with the three companies Thun Tankers, Wisby Tankers, and Furetank, has been formed voluntarily, not out of necessity, even though the tank market can be tough in the Nordic home field that Gothia Tankers operates in.
"It's not a case of us being forced to establish this joint venture. All three companies are vey solid and our fleets match each other. We are quality operators, who strengthen each other, and we've all been in the market for a long time. We believe that through our cooperation we can provide the best alternative to our customers," says Joakim Lund, COO of Thun Tankers and spokesman for Gothia Tankers, to ShippingWatch.