Vitol in for LR2 quartet at Dalian

Commodities trader Vitol has booked four LR2 tankers at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.

Brokers suggest a price tag of around $72.5m each and higher,with delivery of the 115,000 dwt vessels starting from October 2026 through to March 2027.

The order follows Hyundai Vietnam-built 110,000 dwt LR2s,Elandra Swift and Elandra Tern,entering the fleet earlier this year.

In related LR2 newbuilding deals at Dalian,Greece’s Cape Shipping has been tied to a 115,000 dwt scrubber-fitted pair for delivery in 2026.