TEN, announced the acquisition of the 2020 South Korean-built Very Large Crude Carrier, to be renamed the “Dias I”, the purchase of which was agreed in the first half of 2022, as previously reported. The vessel was delivered to TEN on expiration of its contract to a major oil concern and management will now consider employment opportunities reflective of market conditions as they present themselves.
“We are delighted to welcome the addition of such a quality eco-vessel in our modern, diversified fleet and look forward to it capturing the strong rates currently evidenced in the flourishing tanker markets,” Mr. George Saroglou, COO of TEN commented. “With the inevitable redrawing of global trading routes, resulting from the new geopolitical reality that is unfolding before us, we are confident that larger crude carriers, like VLCCs and Suezmaxes, will be on the forefront of servicing the longer-haul trades that are expected to dominate global oil transport in the years to come. With about 65% of the fleet in spot employment or profit-sharing contracts with market exposure, we are positioning the Company to take advantage of this evolving trend for the long- term,” Mr. Saroglou concluded.