Nakilat takes delivery of fourth newbuild LNGC
Qatari shipowner Nakilat has taken delivery of a newbuild LNG carrier, Global Sealine, which will be commercially and technically managed in-house by Nakilat Shipping Qatar (NSQL), the company said on January 24.
Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea, this is the final LNG newbuild carrier to be delivered to Global Shipping Co., a joint venture between Nakilat and Maran Ventures. Three of its sister vessels were delivered between 2020-2021 and are all under time charters, Nakilat said.
With a cargo-carrying capacity of 174,000 m3, Global Sealine is the second vessel with X-DF propulsion system to join the Nakilat fleet and is chartered to Cheniere Marketing International.
The delivery of this vessel brings Nakilat’s fleet size to 74 vessels, which is about 12% of the current global LNG fleet based on carrying capacity, it said. To date, there are 25 LNG carriers, four LPG carrier and one floating storage regasification unit vessel being managed and operated in-house by NSQL.