Latsco welcomes first LNG newbuild in its fleet

Greece’s Latsco Shipping, a unit of Latsis Group, has welcomed its first-ever LNG newbuild following delivery at South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

The 174,000-cbm LNG carrier Hellas Diana is the first out of two vessels on order at the Korean yard.

To remind, Latsco ordered the X-DF sister vessels via Consolidated Marine Management at the Korean yard back in November 2018. The order had a price tag of about $370 million.

This marked the first move in the LNG shipping segment for Latsco that operates a fleet of 29 vessels.

Commodity trader Trafigura has chartered both of the LNG carriers, according to VesselsValue data.

Latsco should take delivery of the second vessel Hellas Athina later this year.

As per specifications, the new vessels are 297 meters long and about 46 meters wide.

Both of the newbuilds feature WinGD’s dual-fuel X-DF engines and GTT’s MARK III Flex containment system.

They will be managed by Latsco LNG Marine Management, a unit of the firm established in 2019.

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