Stena Bulk has reportedly added two scrubber-fitted suezmax newbuildings to its fleet as period charter rates gradually recover.

Brokers said the Swedish tanker operator chartered the 156,500-dwt Crude Levante and Crude Zephyrus from Metrostar Management for two years.

The duo, which will be delivered from New Times Shipbuilding later this year, is fixed at $25,000 per day plus profit sharing.