Maersk Tankers orders six new ships
Maersk Tankers informs that the company has ordered six new LR2 product tankers from Dalian Shipyard, for a ”competitive price”. The plan is that the ships will be delivered over the course of two years, with the first delivery set for sometime in 2020, the company informs. The company has option on four additional ships.
Once they are delivered, the ships will be part of Maersk Tankers commercial and technical management, and contribute to the company’s strategy of delivering leading commercial performances in the industry, says Søren C. Meyer, Chief Strategy Officer of Maersk Tankers, in a press release concerning the purchase.
Maersk Tankers operates 161 product tankers across the segments, intermediate, Handy, LR2 and Aframax. of these, Maersk owns 80 ships, has chartered 23 and have 58 in commercial management.
Last year, Maersk Tankers was sold by A.P. Møller - Maersk to A.P. Møller Holding as part of the group’s new strategy of divestments of of all oil related activities.
Maersk Tankers do not comment on the price of the order in the press release.
Source: Maersk Tankers / Maritime Danmark