Nakilat Transitions Al Dafna to In-House Management
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Al Dafna from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from February 2, 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on October 19, 2016.
With a cargo carrying capacity of 266,366 cubic meters, Al Dafna is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by RasGas. The vessel built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries was delivered in October 2009 and has been in service ever since.
Al Dafna is the fifth Q-Max LNG vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd. (NSQL), bringing the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 13, comprising of nine LNG and four LPG carriers.
Nakilat is a Qatari LNG transport company providing an essential transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain. Its LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising of 63 LNG vessels.
Nakilat also owns and manages four large LPG carriers. Nakilat operates the ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City via two strategic joint ventures: N-KOM and NDSQ. Nakilat also offers a full range of marine support services to vessels operating in Qatari waters.
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