Golar LNG inks sale and leaseback with CSSC Shipping

Golar LNG inks sale and leaseback with CSSC Shipping

Tor Olav Trøim’s Golar LNG has inked a sale and leaseback deal with CSSC Shipping, the financial leasing unit of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, for one of its 140,000 cu m LNG carriers.

CSSC Shipping has agreed to acquire the vessel at a price of $147m and charter it back to Golar LNG at a total charter cost of $159.65m.

The vessel will be converted into a floating storage re-gasification unit (FSRU) and delivery is scheduled in March 2020.

The charter is for a period of 36 months from the delivery date.

Golar LNG’s fleet comprises of 27 vessels including 16 LNG carriers, eight FSRUs and three FLNGs.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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