Deals this week: Thun Tankers, TMC Compressors, Navios Maritime Partners, GAS Entec


China-based Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding has received an order for four new 17,500dwt tankers from Thun Tankers, a subsidiary of Erik Thun Group.

The new vessels are expected for delivery between April 2019 and January 2020, and will comply with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) type II requirements for product / chemical tankers.

The newbuilds’ design will focus on providing better energy efficiency and sustainability, while following regulations and other related requirements.

Gothia Tanker Alliance member Furetank Chartering will manage the new vessels.

Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has placed an order with Norway-based TMC Compressors (TMC) for the provision of an environment-friendly compressed air system.

Fincantieri are set to install the air compressor on the first of three cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages at its shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy.

"Greece-based Navois Partners Containers has announced plans to acquire Rickmers Maritime's entire container vessel fleet for a sum of $113m."

TMC will provide one 40kW Smart Air compressor and two 44kW compressors as part of the order, in addition to air driers and filters for the ship's on-board service and control air system.

The 1MW energy production system is expected to reduce 5,400t of CO2 a year for each vessel.

Greece-based Navios Maritime Partners subsidiary Navois Partners Containers has announced plans to acquire Rickmers Maritime's entire container vessel fleet for a sum of $113m. 

The acquisition will be funded through a $20m equity investment, as well as a secured loan facility.

Rickmer Maritime are scheduled to deliver the 14-vessel fleet in May, which includes 11 4,250 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) ships and three 3,450TEU ships.

GAS Entec and SEoIL Agency have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to jointly build and operate a new 155,000ft³ liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled reefer carrier.

GAS Entec is a company based in South Korea, while SEoIL Agency is a refrigeration cargo shipping company.

The reefer carrier is expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2018 via SEoIL Agency’s existing operating route.