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Tankers Delivered from Asia Completes Ardmore's Newbuilding Programme

25th November 2015

#DoubleDelivery - Ardmore Shipping Corporation has been delivered two tanker vessels from yards in Asia, to complete two separate newbuilding programmes as previously reported on Afloat.ie back in August.

Ardmore Chippewa is a 49,999 DWT IMO 2/3 product and chemical tanker delivered by Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, South Korea on 13 November.

Three days later, Ardmore Seahawk, a 25,233 DWT IMO 2 product and chemical tanker built in Nagasaki was delivered from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

The addition to the Ardmore fleet of these two modern, fuel efficient vessels increases the number of Ardmore vessels on the water to 24.

Technical management of the Ardmore Chippewa will be provided by Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd while the technical management of the Ardmore Seahawk will be provided by Univan Ship Management Ltd.

Commenting on the two deliveries, Mark Cameron, Ardmore Shipping’s COO, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Ardmore Chippewa and the Ardmore Seahawk to the Ardmore fleet. This brings to the end our four vessel program with Fukuoka Shipbuilding, and also our four vessel program with SPP Shipbuilding. We extend our sincere thanks to both Fukuoka Shipbuilding and SPP Shipbuilding for their diligence, commitment and excellence throughout the build process”.

The COO added, “The addition of these two vessels demonstrates our constant commitment to growing Ardmore’s fleet through state-of-the-art, high quality and efficient vessels to our fleet. With an average age of under four and a half years, the Ardmore fleet is among the youngest in the industry”.

Both newbuilds are high quality eco-design Ardmore vessels, equipped with a variety of fuel-saving measures, including Skysails vessel optimization software, and offering the highest standards of fuel efficiency and operational performance.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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