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GEFO opts for LNG power on newbuild chemical tanker

German owner GEFO Gesellschaft für Oeltransporte has opted to equip 7,000 dwt tanker Tosca to operate on LNG.

The Tosca is under construction at AVIC shipyard in China, and due for delivery in 2021. GEFO has a series of eight tankers on order at AVIC, all of which are LNG-ready.

GEFO says the LNG move will cost around $4m, and a European charterer has secured first right of refusal on initial deployment of the vessel.

Currently, GEFO has a fleet of 148 tankers, made up of 26 seagoing tankers and 122 river tankers.

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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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