Bunker trading specialist Fratelli Cosulich Marine Energy has revealed a significant order for two advanced methanol-ready chemical bunkering tankers, capable of handling fuel oil, biofuel and methanol.

The group has ordered the two 7,999-dwt IMO2 chemical bunkering tankers from Taizhou Maple Leaf Shipbuilding, it said on Monday.

The deal comes with an option for two other additional units in the future. As informed, the first of these methanol-ready vessels is set for delivery in the first half of 2026.

“These newbuild vessels are designed to carry fuel oil, biofuels, and methanol, highlighting our commitment to sustainability and fleet excellence,” the company said.

As it is reported, Fratelli Cosulich Group’s twin small-scale LNG bunker vessels, Alice Cosulich and Paolina Cosulich, are now fully operational.

In addition, Fratelli Cosulich Group is diversifying its fleet because, as it is said by the company, it “believes in a multi-fuel future.” 

“Vessels like Marta Cosulich, our first IMO2 chemical bunker vessel capable of delivering biofuel and methanol, and the anticipated 2025 delivery of our second IMO2 chemical bunker vessel, and the first methanol fueled, demonstrate our group’s commitment to this vision,” Fratelli Cosulich added.