Erik Thun Group adds Four New Vessels to previous orders


The Erik Thun Group is pleased to announce the addition of further four new vessels ordered. Two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels and two coastal tankers have been ordered and will be built by Shipsveerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands. This order brings the current orderbook from Shipveerf Ferus Smit B.V up to fourteen vessels and our current orderbook up to fifteen vessels in total.

This time, the signed contracts cover two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels with 5100 mts dwt and Ice class 1B; our next generation of ’Lake Vanern Max’ fit for operating Lake Vänern in Sweden. The two orders will complete a line of totally six multi-purpose dry cargo vessels on order

Additionally, two more of our methanol ready “Resource Efficiency Class” coastal tanker series, have been placed by Thun Tankers BV, part of the Erik Thun Group. The two new “R-Class” adds to the six previously ordered sisters, bringing the current total number to eight R-Class vessels on order. Thun Resource, being the very first in the R-Class series, is already launched and soon ready for delivery. Together with Thun´s second ordered intermediate product tanker in the “Vinga-series”, we have a total of fifteen vessels on order in our fleet renewal program, to be delivered continuously during a period of four years (2024-2027).

”We are proud to lead the way in maritime innovation by introducing both the R-class series and the Lake Vanern Max; vessels that set a new standard in efficiency, performance, and sustainability, for example equipped with battery pack and ready for shore electricity connection. These series exemplify our unwavering commitment to sustainable shipping and pave the way for a greener and more prosperous future”, says Henrik Källsson, Deputy Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.

”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, providing our customers with sustainable and smart solutions”, adds Johan Källsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.

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