#NewTankers - Ardmore Shipping with its financial headquarters based in Cork, has taken delivery this month of two tankers, raising the fleet total to 10 vessels and with a further 11 ships on order.
ArdmoreSeavantage, a 49,999 dwt IMO 3 Eco-design MR product and chemical tanker was completed from SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., South Korea. She is operating under an existing charter arrangement with the Vitol Group.
The second vessel taken into delivery by Ardmore is the 2006-built Ardmore Seamariner. The 45,726 dwt MR product tanker built by Minami Nippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan vessel was acquired by the company in October last year.
Ardmore Seamariner is being upgraded to Eco-mod class in conjunction with its scheduled intermediate survey. Upon completion of the drydocking, the vessel will begin a three-month time charter at a rate of $16,050 per day.
With 10 vessels currently in operation and the company's order for 11 Eco-design MR product and chemical tankers will see latest newbuilding, Ardmore Seavanguard delivered next month.