HAMMONIA Reederei joins Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool


The Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool, a joint venture between leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk, and the Angolan state-owned oil company, Sonangol, has today announced the addition of ship management company, HAMMONIA Reederei as a new member of the pool.

As part of the agreement, HAMMONIA’s vessel Aura M has joined the pool’s fleet. Aura M is a 2020-built 156,000mt crude oil tanker owned by HAMMONIA. The addition of this vessel further enhances the well-established Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool, which currently operates 20 high-quality, fuel-efficient Suezmax tankers.

Aderito Pereira, Co-Pool Manager of the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool, said: “We are very happy to welcome HAMMONIA as pool members and look forward to working with them as partners as we keep developing Stena Sonangol together.”

Johan Jäwert, Co-Pool Manager of the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool and Head of Stena Bulk USA, commented on the addition of HAMMONIA Reederei to the pool: “We are pleased to welcome HAMMONIA Reederei as new pool members. This new membership and the addition of Aura M further underscores the pool’s status as a viable Suezmax pool option, now with four Suezmax owners as members.”

Dr Karsten Liebing, Hammonia Reederei, said: “We are delighted to have concluded this inaugural deal with Stena Sonangol for our vessel Aura M and are very much looking forward to further collaboration between the two companies in the near future.”

Stena Sonangol maintains its strong performance using AI and digital technology for market intelligence, increased efficiency and reducing the pool’s environmental footprint.

With offices strategically located in three key regions, the pool spans all time zones, enabling close collaboration with customers worldwide. Its offices are situated in Houston, the USA’s energy hub; Gothenburg, Sweden, home to Stena and Stena Bulk; and Singapore, the Asia-Pacific shipping hub. This strategic positioning ensures the pool remains close to key markets and effectively serves its global clientele.