Maran Tankers welcomes first LNG-powered VLCC in its fleet

Maran Tankers Management, the oil tanker unit of Greece’s Angelicoussis Shipping Group, said it had taken delivery of its first LNG dual-fuel very large crude carrier (VLCC).

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries handed over the 320,500-dwt, Antonis I. Angelicoussis, on January 3, according to a social media post by Maran Tankers.

The firm named the ship in honor of the founder of Angelicoussis Shipping Group.

Maran Tankers welcomes first LNG-powered VLCC in its fleet
Image: Maran Tankers Management

Maran Tankers said the vessel was designed to be both “highly efficient and environmentally friendly” but the firm did not reveal any additional infomration.

According to its website, Maran Tankers operates 53 vessels and has three more Greek-flagged VLCCs on order at Samsung Heavy.

The firm ordered in total four LNG dual-fuel VLCCs at the Korean shipbuilder back in February 2021.

Moreover, VesselsValue data shows that it paid about $104 million for each vessel that have MAN ME-GI propulsion and type C tanks.

Maran Tankers welcomes first LNG-powered VLCC in its fleet
Image: Maran Tankers Management

Maran Tankers expects to take delivery of the 320,500-dwt, Maria A. Angelicoussis, named after the wife of the group’s founder, Antonis I. Angelicoussis, in January as well.

The two other LNG-powered VLCCs, Maran Danae and Maran Dinoe, should also join the fleet in March and June this year, respectively.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

US FERC to decide on Venture Global’s CP2 LNG project

The US FERC is set to decide next week on Venture Global LNG's proposed CP2 LNG project in Louisiana. According...

Golden Pass LNG to speed up pipeline construction

QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil are seeking approval from US energy regulators to increase the peak workforce to speed up the...

Chevron resumes Wheatstone LNG production

Chevron’s unit in Australia has resumed production at its 8.9 mtpa Wheatstone LNG terminal near Onslow. “Chevron Australia has resumed...

More News Like This

Samsung Heavy to sue Russia’s Zvezda over LNG carrier contract termination

South Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries said it will sue Russian shipbuilder Zvezda after the latter decided to...

Adnoc picks South Korean yards to build six LNG carriers

UAE’s energy giant Adnoc has selected two South Korean shipbuilders to build six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers following...

MOL and Jera seal another charter deal for newbuild LNG carrier

Japan’s shipping giant MOL has signed a new long-term deal to charter one newbuild liquefied natural gas carrier to...

CMA CGM’s LNG-powered containership named in South Korea

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has hosted a naming ceremony at its yard in Geoje for CMA CGM's LNG-powered...