On April 18th, Stena Bulk company conducted a naming ceremony for the MR tanker “Stena Imagination” in the Port Rashid Terminal, Dubai. All the guests were given the opportunity to inspect the vessel, from her engine room all the way up to the bridge.
Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk and CEO of Stena Weco, sees the naming ceremony as a strategic choice of the company, which offers the opportunity to further reinforce its image in the region. The company sees Dubai as an important meeting-place for the oil industry in the Middle East and, as Stena Bulk and Stena Weco, with their IMOIIMAX fleet, are focusing increasingly on trade in chemicals, they aim to enhance presence in the regional market.
Stena Weco is now wholly owned by Stena Bulk, while Golden Stena Weco is a joint venture between Stena Weco and Golden Agri Resources (GAR).
The Stena Imagination was built at the Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International) like all the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk – both delivered and under construction. The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR). The Stena Imagination is operated by Stena Weco and sails in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs more than 60 vessels.
On Sunday, April 23th, the Stena Imagination will leave for East Africa with a cargo of diesel oil.