Naming of final vessels in the initial six-strong JV methanol fleet takes place at Guangzhou Shipyard International in China

 23rd November 2023, Guangzhou, China – Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture between leading tanker company Stena Bulk and the leading methanol producer Proman, has today formally christened Stena Provident and Stena Progressive, the final two vessels in its initial six-strong methanol-fuelled tanker fleet.

The two 49,900 DWT tankers were named at a ceremony held at Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd (GSI) in China.

The naming ceremony for both vessels was attended by representatives from Proman, Stena Bulk and GSI, as well as from the local maritime community in southern China.

The decision to name the final two vessels at GSI recognises the shipyard’s pivotal role in the construction of the six joint venture methanol tankers. The construction of Proman Stena Bulk’s fleet was executed by the shipyard over the last three years, including during the Covid-19 pandemic.