TEN Adds New Aframax Crude Tanker to Fleet
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) announced the delivery of an aframax tanker, the first in a series of four advanced technology vessels, built against long-term contracts to a major US oil concern.
The Greek crude, product and LNG tanker operator said that the proceeds in time charter equivalent terms, equate to approximately $200 million over the minimum duration.
“TEN continues its tested policy of enhancing strategic relationships with major end users,” George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer of TEN stated.
“With the charter markets moving in the right direction and with 37 vessels in the fleet with the ability to capture the rates upturn, TEN efficiently combines secured revenue generation and the ability to participate in the strong freight environment,” Saroglou added.
TEN, a energy company, founded in 1993 and celebrating this year 26 years as a public company, is one of the first and most established public shipping companies in the world.
TEN’s diversified energy fleet consists of 70 double-hull vessels (pro-forma), constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and LNG carriers (including one LNG newbuilding option), totaling 7.8 million dwt.