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News ID: 71063 |
Publish Date: 14:30 - 24 December 2016

World’s First VLEC Loads Maiden Cargo

The world’s first very large ethane carrier (VLEC), loaded its first shipment of ethane cargo at Enterprise Products Partner’s Morgan’s Point Terminal in Texas.

World’s First VLEC Loads Maiden Cargo
According to MANA, Delivered to Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in November 2016, the Ethane Crystal is the first of six VLECs that will be delivered with ABS Class through 2017.
“Loading ethane onto the world’s first VLEC represents a significant milestone for the global gas industry,” Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, said.
The Ethane Crystal operates on a trade route between North America and India, carrying ethane that will be used as feedstock for petrochemical production.
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