News archive from 2022

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We are hiring a marine superintendent with nautical experience to our office in Lidköping, Sweden. Find out more and apply here.

Avatar Logistics involved in an exciting project

Our subsidiary Avatar Logistics together with Sand & Grus Jehander (part of HeidelbergCement Group) are looking forward to an interesting project with a new, inland waterway vessel for transporting ballast in the city center of Stockholm. Please find out more (in Swedish) in the press release.

M/V Nordic Crystal delivered

We are proud to let you know that we have taken delivery of our dry cargo vessel M/V Nordic Crystal, built at Shipsveerf Ferus Smit in Leer, Germany. As of last week, she is in trade, sailing from Eemshaven to Hamburg for her first loading.

Reduced fuel consumption, an increased cargo intake, less exhaust emissions and lowered noise levels are a few examples of the trademarks of this new generation of dry cargo vessels. The new-buildings are equipped with a frequency converter for versatile shore power connection.

”We have always had a high focus on resource efficiency translating into modern environmental care. It is a challenge to build vessels fit for the future but our long experience in the business paired with our vision to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, gives us a good basis for continual improvement and innovative design, says Henrik Källsson, Deputy Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.

Please find out more by reading our press release.

Thun Tankers orders two resource efficient tankers

Thun Tankers have placed an order for two 7,999 mts dwt tankers. The ordered “R-Class” vessels are a further development of Thuns’ existing vessels. Focus on resource efficiency, environmental responsibility and logistical reliability has been key in the design process.

Thun Tankers is part of the Erik Thun Group, a company owned by the Källsson family since 1938. The ships, that will be built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands, will be delivered during first half 2024. Ferus Smit BV has previously built forty ships for Erik Thun. Upon delivery they will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network and be technically managed by MF Shipping Group. Adaptive propulsion to minimize energy usage, UPS battery pack, the latest hull design and the newest and most resource efficient machinery are some examples of the vessels new features.

Find out more in our press release.

Sustainability report 2021 Erik Thun

Erik Thun AB has published its Sustainability report for 2021. The Sustainability report is a way to describe the economic, environmental and social impacts of our everyday activities, as a complement to the annual report. 

Our vision is to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations. Being in the shipping industry, we believe we can actually make a difference in the global perspective by being responsible and do our part.

Finding sustainable alternatives and moving to carbon neutral fuels is still a challenge, but we are determined to keep building, maintaining and operating vessels with the latest designs and the lowest possible environmental impact.

M/V Nordic Crystal launched

On Friday April 22, the multi-purpose dry cargo vessel Nordic Crystal was launched on site at the yard in Leer, Germany. The naming ceremony was performed by Godmother Helena Bäckström in a festive setting with guests from near and far celebrating the first launching in two years, after the corona restrictions have been lifted.

Nordic Crystal and her sister vessel (due for delivery next year) are both a further evolvement of Erik Thun’s existing fleet. Focus on efficiency, environmental care and customers’ needs has been essential when developing the new vessels. Reduced fuel consumption, an increased cargo intake, less exhaust emissions and lowered noise levels are a few examples of their trademarks. Nordic Crystal is the 40th vessel built together with Ferus Smit B.V. and she will be delivered in the end of May 2022.

Please find out more in our press release.

Erik Thun orders new climate friendly tanker

Erik Thun has signed a contract for a new dual-fuel tanker. Upon delivery, the vessel will become number ten in the “Vinga series” of globally top-performing sister vessels when it comes to energy efficiency and reduced climate footprint.

She is the latest contribution to nine previous sister vessels, all trading within the Gothia Tanker Alliance. All sisters are designed with special focus on minimal impact on the environment. Erik Thun’s close partner Furetank will technically and commercially manage the new vessel and upon delivery in 2024, the vessel will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network. Please read more in our press release.

M/V Thun Britain delivered

Our product tanker Thun Britain, with ”NAABSA” design – Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground – has been delivered and as of today, she is entering into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd.

The “Thun Britain” is the second in a series of two ordered NaabsaMAX size tankers. In November 2020 the sister vessel “Thun Blyth” was delivered and has since then been trading for Geos Group. Please find out more here.

Erik Thun orders Dry Cargo vessels

We have ordered two new dry cargo vessels from Scheepsverf Ferus Smit B.V in the Netherlands, with the intention to replace some of our existing vessels with the ordered new-buildings. The new vessels are a further evolvement of our existing fleet and focus on efficiency, environmental care and customers’ needs has been essential when developing the new vessels. We are proud to develop these new dry cargo vessels in cooperation with Ferus Smit B.V. with whom we have a longstanding relationship. Find out more in our press release.

Welcome Thun Britain

On Friday January 7th our second NaabsaMAX, Thun Britain, was launched in Leer, Germany. Our long experience of building resource efficient, high quality vessels has been used in the building process. Focus has been to maximize the vessel´s cargo intake and increase in-port performance; with the scope 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. Upon delivery in March, the vessel will enter into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd. Please find out more by reading our press release.