IMC Shipping, which operates tankers through Aurora Tankers, has taken delivery of the third of eight newbuildings and has also signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
The arrival of Maritime Amity brings the Aurora Tankers MR fleet to 22 vessels. Maritime Amity has been developed from over 20 years of experience in trading IMO Type II cargo by Aurora Tankers with the technical team led by IMC Shipping & Offshore Tech Services. Maritime Amity is the third generation of IMO Type II MR Chemical Tanker designed and built by IMC.
IMC Industrial Group senior director, shipping Frederik Guttormsen commented “We are happy to note that our first and second newbuildings in this series – Maritime Comity and Maritime Tranquility, are operationally performing very well and we have been receiving positive feedback from our customers since they were launched last year. We look forward to continuously exceeding our customer needs with Maritime Amity too.”
Mr Guttormsen added “On behalf of IMC Industrial Group, I want to thank all the team members, including all our IMC colleagues for your hard work. We look forward to the launch of the remaining five newbuildings this year.”
The first vessel in the series, Maritime Comity was the subject of a detailed newbuilding description in Tanker Shipping & Trade.
Maritime Amity is currently the largest zinc-coated MR equipped with an exhaust gas cleaning system in the market, and fitted with a nitrogen inert gas system to ensure a longer coating life and reduced cleaning costs. Maritime Amity is also installed with shore-based online ship performance monitoring system with artificial intelligence to enhance ship operations and management quality.
The eco and modern design allows for maximised cargo loads with low specific gravity. Each ship also comes with fitted with a scrubber and a shallow draft design allowing for flexible trading and operations.
IMC Shipping has also signed the Neptune Declaration to show its strong commitment to the global call-to-action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by Covid-19.
The Neptune Declaration was formed by Maritime Industry Crew Change Taskforce following initial discussions at the Global Maritime Forum’s virtual high-level meeting in 2020.
Mr Guttormsen commented, “We at IMC Shipping are deeply concerned about the thousands of international seafarers around the world being impacted by the lack of crew changes and the impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of these seafarers.”
“All of us have a shared responsibility and important roles to play to ensure this humanitarian crisis gets resolved as soon as possible. Together, we need to build a more resilient maritime supply chain to ensure and protect the rights and wellbeing of our seafarers,” he said.