Flex LNG charters four LNG carriers to Cheniere

John Fredriksen’s Flex LNG has entered into agreements to charter four LNG carriers to Cheniere Marketing International, with an option for a fifth LNG carrier.

The charters are for between three years and three and a half years, with options to extend by two years. Flex LNG will deliver newbuild Flex Vigilant to Cheniere in May 2021, two of its existing LNG carriers to Cheniere during the third quarter of 2021, and a further LNG carrier during the third quarter of 2022.

Cheniere has the option to add a fifth LNG carrier during the third quarter of 2022.

Øystein Kalleklev, CEO of Flex LNG Management, commented: “The agreements secure attractive employment for four, possibly five, of our ships with a first-class charterer. Our large and energy efficient ships are particularly well suited for their long-haul trade and align with Cheniere’s efforts to secure required shipping capacity while improving the environmental performance of their overall fleet.”

Flex LNG has a fleet of 13 LNG carriers.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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