Two Singapore-based tanker operators have combined their stainless-steel chemical tanker fleets to form a single platform that both expect will fuel future fleet growth in the niche segment segment.

The partnership sees IMC Group’s tanker arm Aurora Tankers contribute three vessels to Golden Stena Baycrest Tankers' (GSB Tankers) pool of seven J19 stainless steel tankers, vessels of between 19,000 dwt and 22,500 dwt that are the workhorses of chemical shipping .