Japan's NYK, Jera Name New LNG Carrier
Japan’s NYK Line and Jera January 17 named a new LNG carrier during a ceremony held at the Sakaide shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kagawa prefecture, NYK said January 18.
The LNG carrier, named Shinshu Maru, is jointly owned by NYK and Jera. The ship derives its name from Shinshu, the traditional name for Nagano Prefecture, located in central Honshu—the primary island of Japan, NYK said.
The ship, with a tank capacity of 177,277 m3, will be delivered in February 2019 and assigned to transport LNG for a 20-year period from the Freeport LNG project in Texas, in which Jera has an equity interest. .NYK will be responsible for ship management of the vessel.
In 2015, NYK and Jera jointly established the Trans Pacific Shipping 7 (equally owned by NYK and Jera) to own LNG vessel.
The banner image shows LNG carrier Shinshu Maru (image credit: NYK)