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Great Eastern Shipping acquires gas carrier

Great Eastern Shipping acquires gas carrier

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India’s Great Eastern Shipping has announced the acquisition of a 1997-built 35,420 cu m gas carrier as it looks to grow its LPG business.

The vessel is expected to join the company’s fleet in the second quarter of 2018. While the name and seller of the vessel wasn’t revealed, it appears to be the Gas Columbia, owned by South Korean owner KSS Line.

Great Eastern Shipping currently operates a fleet of 46 vessels, comprising of 12 crude carriers, 16 product tankers, 2 LPG carriers and 16 dry bulk carriers. In addition, the company has committed to purchase one secondhand LR2 product tanker

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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