Ridgebury Tankers has placed all eight MR product tankers it has acquired in 2021 with the Hafnia MR tankers pool, amid wider growth in the Danish firm's pools this year.

Peter Kolding, vice president for commercial and pool management at Hafnia, said the Ridgebury entries are among some 40 vessels that Hafnia has added across its tanker pools this year, with a net gain of between 25 and 30 units.

Connecticut-based Ridgebury acquired six of the MRs en bloc from New York-listed International Seaways in July and two from Denmark's Dee4 Capital Partners about a month earlier, with all now trading in the Hafnia operation, Kolding told TradeWinds.