Qatar’s Nakilat inducts latest LNG carrier ‘Global Sealine’ to its fleet

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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Qatar-based shipping and maritime company Nakilat has taken delivery of the ‘Global Sealine’, a newly build LNG carrier, which will be commercially and technically managed in-house by Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL).

The ‘Global Sealine’, built by South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), is the last newly-build LNG carrier to be delivered to Global Shipping Company. It is the fourth one from the joint venture between Nakilat and Maran Ventures where they hold 60 and 40 percent stake respectively. Three of its sister vessels were delivered under time charters between 2020 and 2021.

The new LNG carrier has a 174,000 cubic meters cargo carrying capacity. ‘Global Sealine’ is the second vessel with an X-DF propulsion system which allows both natural gas and marine diesel to be used as fuel for ship propulsion systems. It is chartered by the Texas-based international energy company, Cheniere Marketing International.

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Abdullah al-Sulaiti
CEO – Nakilat

“Nakilat is committed to its environmental goals and supporting the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) carbon intensity reduction targets to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. The addition of this vessel to our fleet allows the company to offer greater operational flexibility to our charterers as the X-DF engine propulsion is proven to be more fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly due to the lower carbon emissions.”

“Moreover, the vessel features significantly lower gas boil-off rate, and is equipped with onboard reliquefication units and complies with all mandatory international and national regulations pertaining to environmental protection,” the Nakilat CEO further added.

The delivery of ‘Global Sealine’ increases Nakilat’s total fleet size to 74 vessels, about 12 percent of the current global LNG fleet based on carrying capacity. NSQL is managing and operating 25 LNG carriers, four LPG carriers, and one Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessel in their in-house.

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