Sustainability report – Hållbarhetsredovisning

Erik Thun AB has published its sustainability report for 2018. 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. Shipping is a controlled industry and restricted in many ways by global policies and sustainability has constantly been an important part in how we work and do business.

We have focused on our environmental, social, and business ethical responsibilities, describing how we work proactively to analyze risk and avoid incidents and are technical innovators when it comes to clever solutions that minimize the environmental footprint.

Please find out more here >>

First L-class and second E-class delivered

Thun Tankers takes delivery of first L-class and second E-class on the same day. Both vessels will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.

On May 9th, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18,650 deadweight product tanker “Thun Lidkoping”. This L-class vessel is the first in a series of five resource efficient, high quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. On the same day, the 8,000 deadweight “Thun Evolve” was delivered to Thun Tankers by Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands. The dual fuelled vessel, that will use natural gas or biogas as fuel, is the second in a series of four ordered E-class tankers. The Shipyard Ferus Smit has previously built 33 efficient quality vessels for Erik Thun.

Read more here: Press release L-class and E-class delivered

New management at Erik Thun Group

The Board of Directors of the Erik Thun Group today announced that they have appointed
Johan Källsson as Managing Director for the Group, after Anders Källsson has chosen to
A group consisting of Johan Källsson, Henrik Källsson and CFO Agne Axelsson will form the executive
management team of the company.

Johan Källsson will have the oversight of the Group and focus on development of the organisation,
human resources and external contacts within both business and politics. Henrik Källsson continues
as Deputy Managing Director and he will be responsible for the commercial, operational and
technical departments including developing new vessels.

For more information and comments, please read our press release.

M/V Shetland successfully launched

We are very pleased to let you know that we have completed the naming and launching of our new cement vessel M/V Shetland at Ferus Smit BV shipyard in Westerbroek, Netherlands on Thursday 11th of April.

M/V Shetland is a dedicated cement carrier built for JT Cement AS, a joint venture between KGJ Cement, NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Ltd and Erik Thun AB. She is a sister vessel of Greenland and Ireland, with a LNG fueled propulsion system. The vessel has improved cargo carrying capacity and LNG tank capacity compared to her sister ships, and will be able to receive shore power. Find out more here. 

Mrs. Marianne Eide, spouse of Mr. Jonny Eide, Commercial Vice President KGJ Cement, performed the naming ceremony. After the ceremony, the launching went smoothly and was followed by a nice dinner for the invited guests.

You can also take a look at our instagram: thungroup.


Naming ceremony in Jiangsu, China March 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Thun Tankers of the Erik Thun Group completed the naming ceremony for two new product/chemical tankers during Saturday 23rd of March on site at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. The two vessels are named Thun Lidkoping and Thun London and will be a part of the intermediate segment of Gothia Tanker Alliance.

Please find out more in our press release.

Godmother Ms. Alice Brax naming Thun London

Erik Thun AB söker Controller till huvudkontoret i Lidköping

Erik Thun AB söker Controller till vårt huvudkontor i Lidköping.
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We are searching for staff to our office in Lidköping, Sweden.
Find out more, in Swedish, by clicking the picture.

Preem and Thun Tankers Focus on More Environmentally Adapted Tankers

On Saturday, December 15, Thun Tankers names the new, environmentally
adapted tanker “Thun Evolve” in Groningen, Holland. The tanker will be long-term leased by
Preem for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and
Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March.

Read more about it here >> Pressrelease Thun Tankers Preem Thun Evolve

Avatar Logistics AB initiates cooperation with Sand & Grus AB Jehander and buys the vessel MS Jehander 1

Our subsidiary Avatar Logistics AB and Sand & Grus AB Jehander initiates cooperation on maritime transports within the Lake Mälaren. At the same time, Avatar Logistics, from November 1st 2018, will take over ownership and the operation of Jehander vessel MS Jehander 1, including the six employees onboard. You find more information in the announcement here.

Avatar Logistics is a company developing logistics solutions on Inland Waterways owned by the shipping companies Erik Thun AB & VT Group Ltd.

Thun Tankers & Gothia Tanker Alliance adding new build Thun Venern to the fleet

We are very pleased to announce that the product/chemical tanker M/V Thun Venern was delivered during Thursday to the Erik Thun Group, on site at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd.


She is the third vessel being delivered in a series of six vessels, all designed by FKAB together with Furetank Rederi AB. 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. M/V Thun Venern is an intermediate tanker with a dwt of almost 18,000 tons and LOA 149.9 meters. She will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering, which is part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

Thun Tankers are nominated for the Safety4Sea Sustainability Award 2018

We are incredibly proud that our subsidiary Thun Tankers is shortlisted for the Safety4Sea Sustainability Award 2018. We believe that this is a recognition of our high focus on providing safe, sustainable and cost efficient cargo transport solutions to our clients.

A vote for Thun Tankers is a vote for high quality shipping that takes safety and environment to the next level. If you want to take part in the voting use this link.