Gothia Tanker Alliance News

14 Nov 2019

Thun Tankers Adds New Tanker to Gothia

Image: Thun Tankers

Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers has taken delivery of the third of five L-class product tankers from China’s Avic Dingheng. Just like her sister ships, Thun Lidkoping and Thun London, the new vessel Thun Liverpool will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18,650-dead-weight product tanker on Wednesday (November 13).The L-class series have been designed and developed in-house, using the Erik Thun group’s long experience of building sustainable…

20 Sep 2019

Ramelia Begins Maiden Voyage

Pic: FKAB

The LNG tanker Ramelia has been delivered to the chemical tankers in Northern Europe Rederi AB Älvtank, becoming the sixth of eight vessels ordered in the Gothia Tanker Alliance series.The vessels are built on a design where FKAB Marine design, in great cooperation with the owners Furetank, Älvtank and Thun Tankers and together with Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., have been involved from the first sketch all the way to Detail Design.This design is an ice class 1A environmental friendly tanker…

04 Jul 2019

2nd L-Class Tanker Delivered to Thun Tankers

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Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers took delivery of the second L-class tanker, Thun London, on July 2 in China.The tanker will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network, just like its sister ship, Thun Lidkoping, a press release from the coastal shipping company.Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18,650 dead-weight product tanker “Thun London”. This L-class vessel is the second in a series of five resource efficient, high quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China.The L-class tanker has been designed and developed in-house…

04 Jun 2019

GTA Names Sixth LNG-Fueled Tanker

Photo: FKAB

Marine engineering company FKAB said that the sixth vessel ordered by the Gothia Tanker Alliance (GTA), a network of established tanker operators,  has been named at the Avic Dingheng shipyard.The 'Ramelia' is the sixth in a series of vessels ordered for the Gothia Tanker Alliance series.The Ramelia, which is owned by Rederi AB Älvtank, is an ice class 1A environmental friendly tanker, equipped with batteries and dual-fuel engines for LNG operation.It is of 16,300 DWT on design draught & 18…

10 May 2019

Thun Tankers Takes Delivery of Two Vessels

Anders Källsson, Erik Thun AB, attending the signing ceremony at AVIC. Photo: Thun Tankers

The Swedish tanker operator Thun Tankers takes delivery of first L-Class and second E-Class on the same day. Both vessels will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.On May 9th, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18,650 deadweight product tanker “Thun Lidkoping”. This L-Class vessel is the first in a series of five resource efficient, high quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China.On the same day, the 8,000 deadweight “Thun Evolve” was delivered to Thun Tankers by Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands.

16 Apr 2019

Nauticor Supplies LNG via STS

Photo: Nauticor

On April 15th, 2019, a large bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) “Kairos” provided LNG in a ship-to-ship bunker operation to a product tanker. “Fure Valö”, a vessel of the tanker pool managed by the Gothia Tanker Alliance, received LNG at the anchorage area of Sandhamn, near the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The bunker operation was the first offshore ship-to-ship operation that was conducted by the 117 meter long BSV.The bunker operation was conducted under an agreement for the supply of LNG…

28 Nov 2018

Gothia Tanker Alliance Delivers Fure Valö

Fure Valö delivered. Image: Gothia Tanker

Europe's leading network for smaller and intermediate size tankers Gothia Tanker Alliance announced the delivery of the fourth vessel LNG-fueled vessel  Fure Valö.The vessel was named on the 17th of November and delivered to owners Furetank on November 27, the company tweeted. Fure Valö has been delivered at the Chinese Avic Dingheng shipyard.Fure Valö is vessel number four in a the serie of six climate smart, high quality new buildings that will join the Gothia Tanker Alliance.It is a part of the six-vessel series ordered by the Gothia Tanker Alliance members Furetank…

31 Oct 2018

Skangas Inks LNG Bunker Deal with Gothia Tanker Alliance

Image: Skangas

Skangas entered into an agreement with parts of the Gothia Tanker Alliance to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.The new agreement comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come, said a press release from the supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Nordic markets.The main Swedish shipping companies that will get the advantage of the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These shipping…

03 Aug 2018

Thun Tankers Adds Tanker

Image: Thun Tankers

Thun Tankers will strengthen the existing fleet with m/t Wisby Teak, said a press release from the company.The Wisby Tanker owned vessel will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliancea leading European tanker network for coastal tankers, with immediate effect and be commercially managed by Thun Tankers.The highly manouverable, 7,000 deadweight tanker has been tailor designed to maximize deliveries into restricted ports. With an overall length of 99.9 meters the vessel is able to reach smaller load and discharge installations.With a pumping capacity of 1…

05 Apr 2018

Furetank Fleet Adds LNG-fuelled Fure Vinga

Photo: Gothia Tanker Alliance

Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB, a part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has taken delivery of its latest vessel, Fure Vinga, the first in a series of six 17.999 DWT product tankers with LNG operation. "We welcome Fure Vinga to our alliance! We wish the ship and her crew fair winds and good fortune!," said Gothia Tanker Alliance in a Twitter message. The vessel has been transferred to Furetank following successful sea trials and started its trip from the shipyard of Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding in China, sailing to Europe.

05 Sep 2017

Thun Tankers Orders another Newbuild

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Thun Tankers said it has declared an option for a fifth tanker to be added to the previously contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers on order at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. The sister ships are due for delivery between April 2019 and January 2020 and will be commercially managed by Furetank, responsible for the intermediate segment within the Gothia Tanker Alliance. In addition to the five contracted intermediate vessels, Thun Tankers together with…

27 Oct 2016

Furetank and Älvtank Extend LNG Tanker Order

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Furetank and Älvtank extend the order with two more of next generation Intermediate Product/Chemical Tankers with LNG propulsion. Furetank Rederi AB and Rederi AB Älvtank have added the previous order with two more newbuildings. Last year a contract signed by the constellation Furetank, Älvtank and Thun Tankers to let build four chemical/product tanker in the intermediate segment of the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding. The vessels will be built with special focus on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 percent reduction of CO2 emissions.

12 Sep 2016

Wartsila Wins Deal for Four LNG Tankers

Wärtsilä will deliver a comprehensive scope of marine solutions from its own portfolio to four new LNG fuelled tankers for Swedish owners

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract covering four newbuild tanker vessels. The ships are to be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners; Furetank (two vessels), Älvtank, and Thun Tankers, a fully owned subsidiary of Thunbolagen. The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance. The contracts were signed in the second quarter of 2016. The ships will fulfil the IMO's Tier III requirements and will be fuelled primarily by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The scope of Wärtsilä's supply to this project is extensive.

02 Dec 2015

Gothia Orders Four LNG-Powered Tankers

Courtesy Gothia Tanker Alliance

Swedish cargo transporter Gothia Tanker Alliance has ordered four newbuilding intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion. The vessels will be built to a design, developed by FKAB and Furetank, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. Partners of the alliance, Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV, have hired Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. for the construction of the 16,300 dwt tankers. Scheduled for delivery in 2018/2019, two of these 20,000m3 tankers will be owned by Furetank, and Älvtank and Thun Tankers will own one each.

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