Joint venture cashes in on crude market surge to lock in a period charter.
13 December 2018 8:49 GMT
13 December 2018 8:59 GMT
Wilhelmsen and Wilbur Ross have finally managed to strike a profitable
charter deal for one of their expensive so-called 'eco' VLCCs. The
320,000-dwt Eco Leader (built 2016) has been
DHT casts net over two Awilco Eco Tankers VLCCs
22 Jan 2021by Craig Jallal
US-listed tanker company DHT has announced the acquisition of two 2016-built VLCCs, lifting its fleet to 29 vessels
The two VLCCs were built in 2016
at Daewoo for a total of US$136M to high specifications by their current
owner and are fuel efficient, scrubber fitted eco-designs. The
transaction will further improve the DHT fleet’s efficiencies, including
its annual efficiency ratio and energy efficiency operational index
Although DHT did not name the pair of VLCCs at the centre of the
transaction, or the seller, shipping data and analytics company
VesselsValue has concluded they are Eco Future and Eco Queen.
VesselsValue reports the seller is Awilco Eco Tankers Holding AS of
Norway. Awilco Shipping AS and Transportation Recovery Fund founded
Awilco Eco Tankers Holding AS in 2013. It is 50/50 owned between the two
founders. The sale leaves two VLCCs, Eco Leader and Eco Seas, remaining in the Awilco fleet.
The Awilco tankers are due to be delivered to DHT in H1 2021 and will increase the size of the DHT fleet to 29 VLCCs.