Super-Eco makes way for new tonnage

Greek player Super-Eco Tankers has sold one of its oldest product tankers, in the middle of taking delivery of four newbuildings.

A manager at the Piraeus-based company confirmed to TradeWinds that the Hyundai Mipo-built, 37,200-dwt Rosa Tomasos (built 2003) had been sold for further trading to Far Eastern buyers for about $8.5m.

It was the oldest MR1 unit in the Super-Eco Tankers fleet. The company is also listed with a 15-year-old sistership, the Nicos Tomasos. Both have been trading with Super-Eco Tankers since they were delivered as newbuildings.

The sale of the Rosa Tomasos fits neatly into a fleet renewal pattern. Super-Eco Tankers cleared two ageing MR2 tankers for further trading last year — the 47,200-dwt Theano (built 1997) and the 46,200-dwt Vega (built 1999) — raising an estimated $12m.

The Tomasos family-controlled company is now boosting its fleet back to its previous size of 13 product tankers on the water.

Since October last year, it has been taking delivery of four newbuildings in South Korea. Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has already delivered the 50,600-dwt Altair (built 2017) and sistership Atlantic Pride (built 2018); and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered the 40,000-dwt MR1 Gemma (built 2018), with sistership Diadema understood to be joining the company’s fleet soon.