Maersk Product Tankers To Purchase Seven Second-Hand Handy Vessels
An agreement to purchase seven second- hand Handy Vessels that were built in Korea in 2009 and 2010 has been signed by Maersk Product Tankers. These vessels have a good cargo intake and an increased chemical/IMO with a shallow drafted design.
“In line with our strategic goal of developing a dynamic fleet and our belief in the tanker market, this acquisition will enhance our position in the market,” says Soren C. Meyer, Chief Asset Officer at Maersk Tankers.
To sustain its strong commercial position and market outperformance, these vessels will be really helpful for Maersk Tankers.
“We believe that the acquisition will enable the pool to maintain and expand our current good customer relationships thus enabling increased access to cargos. The specific design and age profile of the vessels fits very well into our Digital Active Position Taking (APT) efforts, as they can be deployed in any market, any grade and to any customer,” says Hans Ulrik Norgaard, Head of Chartering, Intermediate & Handy at Maersk Tankers.
The delivery of Bunga Akasia, which is 2009 built 37,961 DWT chemical tanker has been taken by the company on Wednesday. It has been renamed as Hans Maersk. It is expected that the remaining vessels will be delivered in the coming months.
Reference: Maersk tankers