Nakilat Transitions LNG Carrier to In-house Management
Qatari shipping company Nakilat said it has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Al Kharaitiyat from Shell Trading and Shipping Company Limited with effect from Wednesday, as part of the second phase of its planned fleet management transition program.
With a cargo carrying capacity of 216,300 cubic meters, Al Kharaitiyat is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries, delivered in June 2009 and has been in service ever since.
Al Kharaitiyat is the second vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd. (NSQL) this year as part of this second phase transition, bringing the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 20, comprising of 16 LNG and four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers