Seatrans Group has agreed to purchase M/T Oriental Lotus

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the M/T Oriental Lotus to the Seatrans family.
The vessel is well known to us, as it has been on time-charter to Seatrans Chemical Tankers since November 2021. 

M/T Oriental Lotus is a 14,281 DWT stainless steel chemical carrier with 20 segregations and N2 generator. She was built at Asakawa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in 2010. Seatrans will be taking delivery of the vessel in Europe during May 2023 and the vessel will be renamed M/T Trans Tind. With this addition, Seatrans Chemical Tankers is taking important steps to remain long-term committed to our customers serving the route between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The purchase of M/T Oriental Lotus, and our two new builds arriving quarter three and four 2023, will lower our fleet age profile and increase flexibility across the fleet.

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Rotorsail update

Last year, Sea-Cargo installed two rotor sails and a battery pack on the roro vessel SC Connector. This innovative project is groundbreaking in the shipping industry due to the size of the rotor sails in relation to the ship size, and the transformation towards greener maritime operations.

“The rotor sails on SC Connector use available renewable energy. Wind forces are used directly for propulsion without the conversion losses associated with other energy carriers. The project is a success and we see a 25% reduction of greenhouse emissions.”

Johan Christian Hvide, CTO, Seatrans

“The goal of this project has been to design more environmentally friendly vessels by combining several existing technologies. On some stretches we combine the sails with electric power from batteries, and with favourable wind conditions we can sail without the use of the main engine. As a combination, it is a fantastic solution. The energy we use is 100% renewable and clean.”

Ole Sævild, CEO, Sea-Cargo