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A new name and two newbuild orders for Epic Gas

A new name and two newbuild orders for Epic Gas
Epic Gas has ordered two 11,000cu m fully-pressurised gas carriers at Kyokuyo Shipyard in Japan.

The order comes in the same week as the company, known as Epic Pantheon International Gas Shipping after the January merger of Epic Shipping and Pantheon Inc, rebranded as Epic Gas.

The Japanese duo mark a move into the largest fully-pressurised LPG market for the Singaporean company and will be delivered in 2016.

Epic Gas has ordered eight vessels in 2013 including two at Kitanihon Shipbuilding and two at Sasaki shipyard and has taken delivery of three bareboat ships, bringing its total fleet to 31 vessels including newbuilds.

Lars Vang Christensen, ceo, commented, "We are glad to have contracted these vessels with a well-established shipyard that is associated with high quality workmanship. The schedule of delivery of these ships complements our fleet expansion strategy and our commitment to being market leaders in our sector."