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Nakilat takes full control of Q-Max Bu Samra

Qatari LNG shipping giant Nakilat continued the fleet management transition from Shell’s trading and shipping unit.

Nakilat takes full control of Q-Max Bu Samra
Courtesy of Nakilat

Nakilat said on Wednesday it has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Bu Samra from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company.

The transition is in effect from July 8, 2020, and is part of the second phase of its planned fleet management transition programme.

With a cargo-carrying capacity of 266,000 cubic meters, Bu Samra is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas.

The vessel was built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries, delivered in December 2008 and has been in service ever since.

Bu Samra is the third vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar (NSQL) this year, bringing the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 22, comprising of 18 LNG and 4 LPG carriers.

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