Thun Tankers Orders Its Second NaabsaMAX Product Tanker


Thun Tankers BV has placed an order for a second 4,250-deadweight product tanker, says a press release published on their website.

Second order placed

Thun Tankers BV has placed an order for a second 4,250-deadweight product tanker, which will be delivered May 2022. 

Long-term agreement 

This vessel together with her previously ordered sister will enter into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd. 

Tidal restricted niche ports

Both vessels will be built with “NAABSA” design – “Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground” – being able to call tidal restricted niche ports.

The design process

Thun’s long experience of building resource efficient, high quality vessels has been used in the design process. 

Focus and scope

  • To maximize the vessel’s cargo intake and increase in-port performance.
  • To allow further increased cargo lot sizes going into restricted niche ports. 

Resource efficiency, new regulations and environmental care has been key in the development of the new vessel.

About the shipyard

The two new-buildings are being built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands, with whom the Erik Thun Group has a longstanding relationship. 

The shipyard has previously built more than thirty-five vessels for the Erik Thun Group.

Partners comment

Joakim Lund, CCO, Thun Tankers BV

“With two high quality NaabsaMAX size tankers we can offer increased flexibility in this niche segment. These tankers will be built to the absolutely latest design, enabling Geos Group Ltd. and their clients access to the most efficient and sustainable transport solution available in this segment.”

Johan Källsson, Managing Director, Erik Thun AB 

“We always strive to meet our customers’ various demands with tailor made solutions. In these special times, we are especially happy to be able to deliver on that promise with a purpose built tanker for our close partner Geos Group Ltd.”

Barry Newton, Managing Director, Geos Group Ltd.

”As a company we are very confident that our long term partnership with ThunTankers BV will provide us with a fleet of versatile tankers to carry on providing our clients with the service that is required. To have two NaabsaMAX vessels at our disposal will mean that we are able to grow our position in the market and continue to provide shipping solutions that make us more versatile for our customers, offering flexibility and access to niche ports around the UK, as well as ensuring our fleet is current and at the forefront of design.”

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Source: ThunTankers


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