On 5 January 2014, Euronav NV announced it would acquire 15 very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd.
Today, Euronav said that eight of the VLCCs have been delivered in the first half of 2014.
Deliveries of the remaining VLCCs from the acquired Maersk fleet will increase the company’s fleet by another 7 VLCCs. Those deliveries are scheduled to take place in the month of July, save for one vessel (Maersk Sandra) which shall be delivered no later than 30 March 2015.
Euronav is one of the world's leading independent tanker companies engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia.
Euronav employs its fleet in both the spot and period markets. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 46 double hulled vessels being 1 V-Plus, 2 FSO vessels (both owned in 50%-50% joint venture), 20 VLCCs of which one is in joint venture, and 23 Suezmaxes (of which four are in joint venture). Deliveries of the remaining Maersk Tanker VLCCs will increase Euronav’s tanker fleet by another 7 VLCCs.