Two Combined LNG/LEG Gas Carriers Join Anthony Veder’s Fleet
Dutch gas carrier operator Anthony Veder has taken delivery of two secondhand 10,000 cbm combined gas carriers.
The ships in question are the 2011-built Norgas Invention and the 2010-built Norgas Creation, bought from Singapore-based Skaugen Marine Investment.
Renamed Coral Fungia and Coral Favia, the vessels were purchased in an en block transaction for USD 54.2 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
The 10,400 dwt ships can transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical gases including ethylene (LEG).
Anthony Veder said it would take over the commercial operation and ship management from the current managers.
With this transaction, the company expands its fleet to 33 vessels. With eight small scale LNG vessels, the company continues its strategy focused on supporting the potential for LNG as a marine fuel and on the distribution of LNG for power supply.
“The acquisition is consistent with our focus on providing safe and sustainable shipping solutions to our customers in the petrochemical gas segment and in the small scale LNG market. This fleet expansion marks an important step in our continuous commitment to both segments,” Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, commented.
“After a short yard period to upgrade them to our standards, the vessels are available to our customers in the second quarter of 2019,” Valkier added.