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.
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.