G2 Ocean Fleet Expands With up to Four Additional Dual-Fuel Vessels


In 2027, these 82,300 deadweight ton ammonia/methanol-ready vessels will further enhance G2 Ocean’s capacity to serve customers more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably. G2 Ocean, the world’s largest shipping operator in the Open Hatch segment, is delighted to announce the further expansion of its fleet with up to four 82,300 deadweight ton (dwt) ammonia/methanol-ready Open Hatch vessels, reports G2 Ocean.

Significant milestone

The contract signed by Gearbulk with the shipyard CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Longxue is firm for two vessels, with an option to purchase two more. The first two vessels will be delivered to the G2 Ocean pool in the first half of 2027.

“This contract for four newbuildings marks a significant milestone for Gearbulk as these vessels are set to be the largest and most efficient in the company’s history,” says Kristian Jebsen, CEO, Gearbulk Holding AG.

“With this investment, we are not only enhancing our operational efficiency but also reaffirming our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of global trade. It’s a proud moment for Gearbulk, and we look forward to the positive impact these vessels will bring to our customers.”

Eight dual-fuel vessels

In addition to these new vessels, G2 Ocean previously announced that Grieg Maritime Group, shareholder and pool partner, will be providing four ammonia-ready vessels to its fleet in 2026. This will bring the total number of dual-fuel 82,300 dwt Open Hatch vessels to eight.

With a carrying capacity of 82,300 dwt, dual-fuel engines, 120 metric tonnes crane capacity, and tween decks, these vessels will be the largest, most environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced carriers in the G2 Ocean fleet, and be well suited to the company’s long-haul pulp trades.

G2 Ocean currently operates approximately 120 vessels. The company is dedicated to continuing to expand its fleet to support its global trade network.

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Source: G2 Ocean