Stolt Tankers has taken delivery of the first of a series of six chemical tanker newbuildings chartered from Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB).

The 26,000-dwt Bochem Houston (built 2023) is one of six newbuildings ordered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard by the Belgian shipowner in late 2021.

Stolt Tankers said it reached an agreement with Bochem — CMB’s chemical tanker division — in June this year for the long-term time charter and pooling of the six ships.