Visible progress of Essberger tanker newbuilding portfolio in China

E&S Tankers, a joint venture of Essberger Tankers and Stolt Tankers, today took delivery of the Liselotte Essberger, the first of its four newbuild chemical tankers at the Jinling shipyard in China. 

The 6,600 dwt newly delivered vessel is equipped with environmentally optimised dual fuel engines for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine diesel (MGO) / biofuel operation.

The ship Liselotte Essberger had left the building dock and moored at the outfitting quay last month, together with the sister ship John T. Essberger, which is expected to be delivered later this year.

These first two vessels will load cargoes in East Asia destined for Europe, travel through the Suez Canal and arrive in their future area of operation in late summer or early autumn, where they will supplement the fleet of E&S Tankers.

Jan Eghoej, Managing Director of E&S Tankers, commented on the new ship: “So pleased to take delivery of our first newbuilding, Liselotte Essberger, and rest assure that she is the first of many new vessels entering E&S Tankers as we are fully committed to our customers.”

“Having presented a long term strategic fleet planning to our Owners and Board, we now have a clear plan on how to remain a large and trusted partner for our valued customers,” Eghoej pointed out.

The E&S Tankers managing director thanked all colleagues involved, “especially the team on site for their excellent work in the past months and wish her and her crew safe sailings in the future.”

John T. Essberger Group, today consists of John T. Essberger with its dry cargo and ship management divisions, E&S Tankers, a joint venture between Essberger and Stolt Tankers and Deutsche Afrika-Linien.