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John T. Essberger

John T. Essberger is a pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe's leading operators of such tankers, as well as operating Dry Cargo and Ship Management Divisions.

In 2021, Essberger and Stolt Tankers entered into a joint venture, E&S Tankers, to operate 48 highly sophisticated parcel tankers ranging in size from 2,800 to 11,300 deadweight tonnes, trading in Europe and in particular within the Baltic, Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.

Essberger is proud of its unique history, a history that has resulted in a state of the art fleet manned and operated by highly committed and experienced personnel, known and trusted throughout Europe by shippers of bulk liquids .

We built our business on long term partnerships and the future of the company is underpinned by continuous investment in the business, where we aim to combine tradition with modernity.

E&S Website

Latest Press Release

HAMBURG, May 18, 2021

- The John T. Essberger Group announced today that they have signed final agreements with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Dingheng Co. Ltd to build 4 x 6,600 DWT stainless steel parcel chemical tankers with options for an additional four vessels.

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6.600 DWT, 16 stainless steel tanks, Ice Class 1A, LNG propulsion

Our modern Chemical Tanker Fleet

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Essberger Tankers is proud of its unique history, a history that has resulted in a state of the art fleet manned and operated by highly committed and experienced personnel, known and trusted by shippers of bulk liquids in Europe.

Upload: 18 August 2020
John Augustus Essberger1:27"

Outbound from Rafnes Norway

Upload: 04 April 2020
Patricia Essberger1:40"

Cruising in perfect weather

Upload: 22 June 2019
Smooth sailing (Georg Essberger)0:57"

Cruising through Langesundsfjorden

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