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Aurora tankers completes eight-vessel newbuild series

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IMC Shipping tanker arm Aurora tankers has completed a 2017-commissioned series of tankers under a joint venture with CSSC Shipping.

The launch of the 50,000 dwt IMO II MR Chemical Tanker, Maritime Verity is the last in a series of eight vessels. The ship will join a pool of 22 coated chemical tankers.

Mr Frederik Guttormsen, Managing Director, Shipping, IMC Industrial Group said, “Beyond renewing our fleet with modern tonnage to provide our customers with safe, reliable and cost-effective voyages, we are looking to double the number of vessels in our Pool, building on our positive view of the forward chemical market.”

Conceptualised, developed and supervised by IMC Shipping’s in-house newbuilding consultancy, ships in the series have 22 cargo tanks each, have scrubbers installed and are meetIMO’s Energy Efficient Design Index Phase 3 requirements.

Mr Guttormsen added, “Our transformation from a traditional shipowner to a services-focused operator is well underway. We have stayed resilient against the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to leverage our legacy knowledge and expertise to expand our business capabilities. We are making strategic investments in digital solutions, developing integrated services and forging partnerships that create value for customers and sharpen their competitive edge.”

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