History

Ektank’s founder, Captain Hans-Yngve Johnsson, was born and lives on Donsö in the southern part of Gothenburg archipelago. The company was founded in 1967 and shortly after, in 1968, the first new vessel was ordered, M/T EKFJORD, 1.400 DWT. The vessel was rebuilt a year later to 2.534 DWT.

In 1976, after the delivery of the second new vessel, M/T EKFORS, 6.800 DWT, the office was moved from Donsö to the centre of Gothenburg. In connection with the move the chartering business began operating under the name Ektank AB.

The tanker fleet expanded with two new vessels in 1999, M/T EK-SKY and M/T EK-STAR, 13.780 DWT. They were built in Shanghai, China by Jiagnan Shipyard. It was a pioneer work which resulted in two more sister vessels in 2003 respectively in 2004, M/T EKFORS and M/T EKEN, DWT 13.702.

The newest investment in the fleet is M/T EKFJORD, DWT 17.006 which was built in Turkey and delivered to Ektank AB in 2010. The tanker is built with the latest technology to optimize carriages of crude, HFO, petroleum and chemicals.

Altogether the company currently controls and operates five modern tankers in the range from 13.700 DWT to 17.500 DWT.