Stream expands chem tanker fleet

Sep 20 2013

Norway-based Stream Tankers has ordered three 19,900 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers, plus three options, from Japanese shipbuilder Fukuoka Shipbuilding.

The vessels’ costs were not revealed, according to reports.

Stream Tankers, 60% owned by Utkilen, will take delivery of the first two chemical tankers in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

The company said that the vessels will be of the new Fukuoka/Shitanoe eco-design hulls and combined with modern efficient engines will give “substantial fuel reductions.”

Stream Tankers currently manages two 19,900 dwt chemical tankers built at Fukuoka and Shitanoe shipyards in Japan in 2008 and 2010.

The vessels are currently on timecharter to a major chemical tanker operator.

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