Qatar: Milaha Buys Maersk Stake in Two LNG Tankers
Milaha, previously known as Qatar Navigation, said in a statement that its fully-owned subsidiary, Qatar Shipping Company, has signed an agreement to increase its stake in two LNG carriers.
Qatar Shipping Company, represented by Mr. K. K. Kothari, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Shipping, and Dr. Salem bin Nasser Al-Naemi, Executive Vice President – Support Services, Milaha Group, recently signed an agreement in Copenhagen to buy Maersk LNG’s 15% stake (out of their total holding of 26%) in two LNG Carriers, Maersk Ras Laffan and Maersk Qatar. With this acquisition the stake of Q Ship in these two carriers will increase to 40%.
Pursuant to this acquisition these two ships will be renamed Milaha Ras Laffan and Milaha Qatar. Q Ship will be the Manager of these ships which are on long term charter to RasGas and will continue to be on this charter for the next 19 years. Pronav, a German company will be the technical operator.
LNG World News Staff, February 12, 2012; Image: Maersk LNG