Company Days 13-14 September

The 13th–14th September the Company Days was held in Lidköping. All officers on leave were invited to attend.Com Day 2

The topic of this year’s event was to enhance communication between office and vessels, inform about new rules and regulations and to socialize.

The first day started with an introduction of the company by Johan Källsson. Focus on the day was to introduce new regulations and applications that will be implemented onboard the vessels in the nearest future.

The following topics were included during day one: Ballast Water Management plan, KPI´s, fuel consumption/Off hire/Port State, QMS, MRV/SEEMP/Fuel report, Risk Assessment.

Day one ended with a great team building event followed by dinner.Comp Day 1

The second day Martin Hernqvist from The Swedish Club was invited to host a half day of Maritime Resource Management, which was a highly appreciated seminar.

Finally, Johan Källsson and Henrik Källsson, both deputy managing directors of Erik Thun AB, presented the different parts of the group and plans for the future with the extensive new building program of 12 vessels, the first one to be delivered in November this year.

After good feedback it was decided to make the Company Days an annual event.

Thun Tankers orders series of four 17,500 dwt tankers

Thun Tankers has contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers to be built at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in The Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.

See enclosed Announcement.pdf


Erik Thun AB acquires OP Svensson Shipping AB

Erik Thun AB acquires the majority stake in the ship broking company OP Svensson Shipping AB
whom will now trade under the name OP Ship.

See enclosed press release


Staffan Carlson avgår som styrelseordförande i Erik Thun AB vid årsstämman den 5 maj.

Rekryteringsfirman Maquire har anlitats för att hitta ny ordförande.

Se annons under CAREER ”Vacancies”

Thun Tankers orders series of next generation chemical tankers

See attached announcement next-generation-tankers

Launching m/v Ireland













On Saturday March 19th the m/v Ireland was successfully christened and launched at the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Westerbroek, the Netherlands. The christening ceremony was performed by mrs Beatriz Mayans Zamora, partner of mr Luis Miquel Labarra Pérez, shipping manager Cemex, Spain. Despite the chilly weather a large audience came to witness the launching which is always a spectacular sight.

After the launching the festivities continued with lunch in Groningen and ended with a dinner for 70 invited guests in the evening.

M/v Ireland is the second cement carrier built for the joint venture JT Cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KGJ Cement AS from Norway. The vessel is equipped with an LNG fueled propulsion system and the unique design incorporates a pressurized LNG tank positioned in the fore ship.

The vessel is equipped with a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on the principle of fluidization of cement with compressed air. The system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed, thus dust free, piping system to shore facilities.

Thun Tankers expands its presence in the European 5-10,000 dwt small product tanker segment

Thun Tankers will from end December take ownership of the vessel m/t Nordic Trine, which until now has been owned and managed by Nordic Tankers. The vessel, that will be renamed m/t Thun Greenwich, will be commercially managed from Thun Tankers office in Gothenburg. MF Shipping Group will handle the ship management of Thun Greenwich.

The Thun Tankers-managed fleet between 5-10,000 dwt thus consists of a total of sixteen vessels trading in Europe, offering our customers flexibility, reliability and quality performance.

”-Thun Tankers always strives to alter and match our fleet to our clients’ existing requirements and this ship will further add to that” says Thun Tankers CCO, Joakim Lund.

”-We thank Thun Tankers for their trust and confidence in our company. This vessel perfectly fits in our high performing fleet and underlines our strong partnership with Thun Tankers” says Karin Orsel, CEO  MF Shipping Group.

The vessel will be upgraded to Thun standards at Falkvarv Shipyard, Falkenberg, before being taken into trade.

Gothia Tanker allicance ordering product/chemical tankers

The partners of Gothia Tanker alliance ordering next generation of intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion.

Furetank Rederi AB orders two vessels, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV  orders one vessel each. The contracts have been signed with the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding for delivery during 2018/2019.

The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering which is part of the Gothia Tankers alliance. The tankers will be designed to the absolute latest ‘’state of the art’’ with special focus on keeping emissions to a minimum.

They are designed by FKAB AB together with Furetank Rederi AB and special attention has been focused on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. This also includes full Tier III, dual fuel /LNG propulsion including LNG in port consumption, LNG for IG-boiler, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions and special ballast water cleaning system and ice 1A.