Latest Deliveries Complete Ardmore Newbuild Program
Tanker shipper Ardmore takes delivery of 23rd and 24th vessels, completing its initial newbuilding program
Ardmore Shipping Corporation has taken delivery of two product and chemical tanker newbuildings, the Ardmore Chippewa and Ardmore Seahawk, signaling the completion of its initial newbuild program.
The last of four vessels constructed at the Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co., Ltd shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, and delivered to Ardmore in 2015, the Ardmore Chippewa is a 25,233 deadweight metric ton, Eco-design IMO 2 product and chemical tanker delivered November 13.
Delivered several days later on November 16, the 49,999 deadweight metric ton Ardmore Seahawk is an Eco-design IMO 2/3 product and chemical tanker and was constructed at the SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd Dukpo Shipyard in Korea, and is the last in a series of four SPP newbuildings delivered to Ardmore in 2015.
Both vessels immediately began initial employment in the Ardmore fleet upon delivery.
“We are pleased to welcome the Ardmore Chippewa and the Ardmore Seahawk to our fleet of modern, fuel-efficient MR product and chemical tankers, successfully completing our initial newbuilding program at a time when charter markets continue to demonstrate sustained strength,” said Ardmore CEO, Anthony Gurnee.
“With our 24-vessel fleet now fully delivered and deployed primarily in the spot market, we are well positioned to realize the full potential of a strengthening winter market,” Gurnee added.