Greece-based shipping firm TMS Cardiff Gas has taken delivery of a new Shell-chartered LNG tanker built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.
The newest addition to the shipping company’s fleet is the 174,000-cbm Pearl LNG.
A unit of the Hague-based giant Shell accepted the vessel following its delivery at the Korean yard on July 31.
Shell will in total charter four carriers from the Greek firm with the three other newbuilds scheduled for delivery next year, according to TMS.
The 293 meters long Pearl LNG features a GTT Mark III Flex containment system and two WinGD XDF dual fuel, low pressure engines.
TMS Cardiff Gas currently manages a fleet of 16 LNG carriers out of which six more are on order in South Korea.
The Greek LNG shipper plans to take the delivery of these vessels during this year and 2021.