Ilshin Shipping orders revolutionary new LNG-fuelled bulker

Ilshin Shipping orders revolutionary new LNG-fuelled bulker

South Korea’s Ilshin Shipping has ordered a revolutionary new bulk carrier at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. The 50,000 dwt ship will be LNG-fuelled.

The LNG tank will be manufactured with high manganese steel made by local steel mill POSCO.

The choice of metal is different to all existing LNG tanks, which thus far have tended to favour nickel, aluminium or stainless steel.

The ship, due for delivery in November next year, will be dual classified by Korean Register and Lloyd’s Register.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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