The shipbuilder will construct two 319,000-ton VLCCs for Trafigura, incorporating advanced technology to meet the latest environmental and energy efficiency standards set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The vessels will adhere strictly to international ship regulations and are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2026.

This marks Jiangsu New Hantong's entry into the VLCC market, strengthening its position in the global shipbuilding sector. The company, primarily known for bulk and liquid cargo ships, as well as offshore products, expressed its commitment to delivering the oil tankers on time and maintaining high-quality standards.

Jiangsu New Hantong emphasized its dedication to technological innovation and product upgrades to align with the evolving landscape of the global shipbuilding market.

In parallel, Trafigura has set an ambitious goal of integrating at least six zero-emission green ammonia-fueled vessels into its fleet by 2030, aiming for a 25% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its shipping operations.

The company is actively involved in co-sponsoring the development of ammonia marine engines in collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions.