Stena Bulk names last IMOIIMAX tanker

Stena Bulk has named its chemical and product tanker Stena Impero at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) shipyard in south-east China.

Stena Impero is the last in a series of 13 sister ships ordered by Swedish firm Stena Bulk at GSI in a SEK4 billion (US$509.4 million) order made in 2012.

She will sail on her maiden voyage with a cargo of vegetable oils from Asia to Europe after her delivery on February 7.

The 50,000DWT vessel measures 183 metres by 32 metres.

Developed by Stena Bulk, Stena Teknik and GSI, the IMOIIMAX tanker has 18 separate tanks (3,000 cubic metres per tank).

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