GEFO to invest in stainless steel chemical tankers

GEFO, a Germany-based shipping company, has announced a substantial investment in its fleet with the procurement of ten new 3,850 deadweight ton (dwt) tankers, amounting to ‘a three-digit million amount.’

Ordered from the Xiangyu shipyard in Nantong, China, these specialized vessels are set for delivery between 2026 and 2028. Featuring stainless steel tanks tailored for chemical cargoes, they represent GEFO’s commitment to safe and efficient transportation.

Designed to surpass the performance of previous models, these new sea-going vessels have undergone further optimization to reduce fuel consumption and emissions significantly. This strategic investment aims to expand GEFO’s fleet capacity while modernizing its vessel portfolio.

The addition of these newbuilds is part of GEFO’s proactive fleet management strategy, replacing aging vessels that will reach the maximum accepted age of 20 years by most chemical shippers between 2028 and 2030. Currently, GEFO operates a fleet of 150 tankers, including those deployed in the Rhine and ARA (Antwerp/Rotterdam/Amsterdam) chemical triangle, serving various transportation needs.

By investing in these state-of-the-art tankers, GEFO underscores its commitment to operational excellence and sustainability in maritime transport. This initiative aligns with the company’s broader efforts to enhance efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and maintain its leadership position in the industry.

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