Swedish tanker alliance expands

Aug 09 2018

The Gothia Tanker Alliance has received two vessels into commercial management portfolio.

‘Ramanda’ was built by Avic Dingheng for Rederi AB Älvtank.


Featuring a capacity of 20,000 cu m, the 16,300 dwt tanker is equipped with dual fuel engines for LNG operation and is of Ice Class 1A.


Designed by Swedish marine engineering firm FKAB, under the brand name of FKAB T24C1, she was designed by FKAB together with the owner.


Two more similar vessels are scheduled to be delivered this year by Avic Dingheng.


The other tanker is Thun Tankers’ managed 7,000 dwt ‘Wisby Teak’.


Owned by Wisby Tanker, she will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance with immediate effect.


The highly manoeuvrable tanker has been tailor designed to deliver cargoes to restricted ports.


With an overall length of 99.9 m, the vessel is able to reach smaller load and discharge installations. She has a pumping capacity of 1,000 cu m per hour, is fitted with cargo heating, a superstrip system, plus a vegoil and chem resistant coating.


“With Wisby Teak in our fleet we can further increase our client offering with another modern high quality tanker that is able to reach and maximize cargo intake in ports and terminals with restricted accessibility,” said Joakim Lund, CCO, Thun Tankers. 


”With this third added tanker we do not only deepen our good co-operation further with Thun Tankers and the rest of the partners in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, we can also widen our joint offering towards our customers,” added Jonas Engström, Managing Director, Wisby Tankers.


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