Hunter Tankers Takes Delivery of Final Scrubber-Fitted VLCC

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday August 26, 2020

Norwegian shipping company Hunter Tankers has announced the end of its recent newbuilding programme with the delivery of a final scrubber-fitted VLCC.

The company took delivery of theĀ Hunter Frigg on 21 August, Hunter said in a statement on its website.

The ship was the company's seventh scrubber-fitted VLCC built for it by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

The tanker has been fixed already for the next six to eight months at $40,000 per day, the company said.

Scrubbers increased in popularity as a means of IMO 2020 compliance among tanker owners early last year, but a strong freight market for tankers since late last year, combined with lower price spreads between high- and low-sulfur bunker fuels, has led to some installations being postponed or cancelled.