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Stena Imperial

A new 50,000 DWT MR chemical and product tanker

ZGEGIYsYOŽÐGAYYA|sOAOŽY based on the IMOIIMAX concept, Stena Imperial, was named in Savannah, Ga. Built in China by Guangzhou

Shipbuilding International (GSI), Stena Imperial recently |AsuAduGA??AEA??/^Ž?ÐŽYYsYOŽ?AÐŽwdsYAOŽYŽIlSG arrived in Savannah on the U.S. East Coast with a cargo of palm oil. The ship is owned by a JV of which Stena Bulk lS?GG?lSGYG?:ZD?uO&?YÐOŽYs?ÐuA?SA?dGGYd?sul?slS and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR) each own


50%. It is the third of 10 vessels ordered by Stena Bulk for a total of $400 million with delivery to be completed by ??G?sYlG?IAÐG??GEG?sOYGE?slSAÐ??ÐŽ?GlŽÐ?GAlGAYG?ÐG?s- 2017. The vessels are operated by Stena Weco and trade within the company’s logistical systems, which now will

GYÐGlSAlus|G??ÐlŽlSG:Z?lAYEA?EŽIG?ÐGuuGYÐG?WAÐUGE?slS include a ? eet of some 60 tankers.


The IMOIIMAX concept was developed by Stena Teknik together with GSI. The tanker has 18 tanks of the same


size, each with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters, which allows for greater cargo ? exibility. A large number of inno- vative technical solutions have been implemented, which together, when sailing at service speed, result in 10-20% lower fuel consumption compared with other vessels of the same size.

Captain Vinay Singh and godmother Kari McCormick.

Photos: Kristofer Hultén

Erik Hånell, President and CEO Stena Bulk with wife Ka- tarina Hånell; captain Vinay Singh; godmother Kari Mc-

Cormick and Doug McCormick, Commercial Regional

Manager, Chevron in Houston; Kristina Hagman and Carl-

Johan Hagman, CEO Stena Shipping, Drilling & Ferries 11

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