LNG fueled vessels

Carnival’s largest ship floated-out

Meyer Turku shipyard announced the float-out of the coming flag-ship of Carnival Cruise line ‘Mardi Gras’. The new ship will be the largest one in the Carnival fleet, featuring 180,000 GT. It will be delivered later in 2020.

Flex LNG extends time-charter agreement

The LNG carrier owner Flex LNG announced its extension of the time-charter agreement concerning the 173.400 cbm vessel, “Flex Enterprise”. According to the company, with this extension the firm period under the time charter will be until the end of the first quarter of 2021. 

GasLog, GasLog Partners decided to withdraw LNG carriers from Cool Pool

GasLog and GasLog Partners decided to assume commercial control of their ships currently operating in the LNG carrier spot market through The Cool Pool. The Cool Pool is an LNG carrier pooling agreement between GasLog and Golar, focusing on spot fixtures of up to 12 months in duration.

ESL’s new bulkers experience technical problems

Serious technical problems with cranes slowed down the deployment of ESL Shipping’s new LNG-fueled bulk carriers, the Finland-based shipping company, part of the ASPO Group, stated. The problems in the conventional mechanics of high-power cranes, which are subject to warranty, have significantly interfered with the efficient operations of both vessels.

Panama Canal sets milestone with 3 LNG ships transits the same day

The Panama Canal celebrated a new milestone as three LNG ships transited the neopanamax locks last Tuesday 17 of April. Namely, the Clean Ocean, the Gaslog Gibraltar and the Gaslog Hong Kong transited the Canal, coming from the Pacific Ocean, heading north towards the Atlantic Ocean. Since March 2018, the Panama Canal has recorded a total of 134 LNG transits.

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