Maersk Tankers seals deal to sell six Maersk Product Tankers-owned LR2 vessels

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Press release

Maersk Tankers has on behalf of Maersk Product Tankers entered an agreement for the sale of six new Long-Range 2 (LR2) product tankers in an en-bloc transaction.

The transaction happens in line with Maersk Product Tankers’ asset strategy of continually adjusting the fleet size and composition to generate financial returns for investors and keeping exposure in line with market developments. 

“We are pleased to realise this opportunity for Maersk Product Tankers and be able to respond to the buyer’s demand for new and high-quality tonnage. The transaction has been made possible due to our team’s vast market insight, expertise and relationships, which we will continue to utilise to pursue further asset opportunities for investors,” says Claus Gronborg, Chief Investment Officer at Maersk Tankers. 

One of the vessels is built in 2020 while the remaining five are or will be built in 2021. All vessels are built at Dalian shipyard in China. 

About Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers is a leading player in the product tanker industry, operating one of the largest fleets of vessels and employing 3,000 employees worldwide. Established in 1928, Maersk Tankers has more than nine decades of experience and expertise in commercial and technical vessel management, providing partners with solutions that generate greater economic and environmental performance and customers with safe, efficient and flexible services.

 

Juliane von Wiren