Maersk Tankers has confirmed that it has ordered up to ten very large ammonia carriers (VLACs) at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in Korea.
The order has been placed by an affiliated company of Maersk Tankers. Mitsui & Co. will join as a co-investor in the first four vessels. Maersk Tankers will operate the vessels.
The newbuilds of 93,000 cbm will be among the largest ammonia carriers in operation, capable of carrying a full cargo of ammonia. The first four firm VLACs are due to be delivered from late 2026 onwards, and the contract includes options for an additional six vessels.