Erik Thun Group orders 8 new vessels to Ferus Smit

January 19 2023 Print This Article

Erik Thun Group is proud that they have contracted eight new vessels to be built by Shipsveerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands. When closing the books on 2022 and the 10-year anniversary of Thun Tankers in November, they are looking forward to the 85-year anniversary of Erik Thun AB in March 2023 and they believe they have a bright future ahead of them.   

The signed contracts cover four multi-purpose dry cargo vessels with 5100 mts dwt and Ice class 1B; their next generation of ’Troll-Max’ fit for operating in Trollhätte canal and on the lake Vänern in Sweden. The remaining orders, for four 7999 mts dwt coastal tankers, are placed by Thun Tankers BV, part of the Erik Thun Group and adds to the two previously ordered resource efficient ’R-class’ tankers.

Ferus Smit B.V. has built more than forty ships for Erik Thun. All of the eight new-buildings are part of their fleet renewal program and will be delivered from October 2024 and onwards. In their strive to be a partner over generations, it is essential thatthey continuously order modern, environmental efficient vessels.

”In Erik Thun, we have a long history of building, owning, and operating both tankers and dry cargo ships in different sizes and with different trading areas, always with a high focus on resource efficiency translating into modern environmental care while focusing on our customers’ needs” 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.