Successful launch of the Thun Reliance

The newest member of the MF Shipping Group fleet

Successful launch of the Thun Reliance

On 3 May, the Thun Reliance was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany. This is the 22nd tanker to be managed by MF Shipping Group. The first tanker of the R-class series was launched in November 2023 and six more tankers are on order.

The christening was performed by a representative of Preem AB, the leading Swedish fuel company, who will charter the vessel after delivery. Built by the craftsmen of Ferus Smit BV, the Thun Reliance represents a new era of advanced and sustainable marine technology.

Like its predecessor in the 'R-Class' series, the Thun Reliance is equipped with state-of-the-art features to maximise resource efficiency and promote environmental friendliness. These include adaptive propulsion, shore power capability, UPS battery pack and the latest energy saving technologies.

Camilla Dimberg - godmother Thun Reliance

Erik Zwijghuizen, Fleet Director of MF Shipping Group, said: 'The launch of the Thun Reliance is further confirmation of our commitment to sustainability and innovation in the shipping industry. We are delighted to be in partnership with Erik Thun Group and Preem AB and to contribute to their visionary goals for a sustainable society. The Thun Reliance embodies our shared commitment to a greener future in shipping.

With the Thun Reliance and her sister ships in the 'R-Class' series, MF Shipping Group continues to play a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable and efficient shipping industry. These vessels will not only meet the highest industry standards, but will also contribute to a cleaner and greener maritime ecosystem.

Group at the yard during the ceremony

Godmother Camilla Dimberg together with owners, manager and yard! 

Did you know that we streamed the launch live?

Watch the aftermovie here!

Thun London at open sea

Simon Grainge (Chief Executive ISWAN) sailing with the Thun London

"The Captain had made it very clear that the safety of his crew was always his first concern"