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Maran Tankers delivers first LNG cargo to Nansha Guangzhou terminal

Photo: Angelicoussis Group Maran Gas Coronis
Maran Gas Coronis
Maran Tankers has successfully delivered the first cargo to China’s newly built Nansha Guangzhou LNG terminal.

The Angelicoussis Group’s Maran Gas Coronis, built 2007, berthed at the terminal 8 August, and during the week-long operation the Greek-flagged carrier undertook the cooling down of the terminal’s systems and tanks, followed by a discharge of cargo of 117,864 cu m.

Located on the southern coast of China the terminal is the second LNG terminal in the country commissioned by Maran Gas, part of Greece’s largest shipping company this year, following the commissioning of the Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal also undertaken by the 84,776 dwt Maran Gas Coronis in May.

Commenting Angelicoussis said: “We are proud to have commissioned these new LNG terminals in China, marking a milestone for the country’s energy sector.”

As for other recent Angelicoussis endeavours, the company’s LNG-powered VLCC newbuilding Maran Dione was involved in a ship-to-ship bunkering operation at the anchorage of Guangzhou Port. The 8.5-hour operation saw the world’s largest LNG bunkering ship Offshore Oil 301 provide Maran Dione, which was delivered by South Korea’s Samsung HI in July, with approximately 6,500cumtrs of LNG.

Mark Pearson, Maran Tankers Managing Director, said: “Angelicoussis Group is committed to sustainability and engages in cross-industry collaborations, with the aim of transitioning to zero-carbon operations. We are delighted to be part of this pioneering moment for China.”