Stolt Tankers orders six parcel tankers from Wuhu Shipyard

Stolt Tankers has reached an agreement with Wuhu Shipyard in China to build six 38,000 dwt stainless steel parcel tankers for delivery between 2026 and 2028.

The Dutch-based division of Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen also has options for a further six newbuildings. The new ships will have 30 stainless steel cargo tank segregations offering a wide range of cargo flexibility.

The ships are designed to maximize fuel efficiency using modern engine design, hull form optimization, a wide range of energy savings devices, and shore power connection, with the additional benefit that they can also be converted for future battery and methanol propulsion.

“Following our well-timed acquisitions of ten second-hand ships since 2021, now is the right time to invest in newbuildings. This deal positions Stolt Tankers for the future by improving flexibility and maintaining our fleet size as we retire older ships from our network between 2026 and 2030,” said Udo Lange, CEO of Stolt-Nielsen.