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Maran gas carrier first to deliver US LNG cargo to a port in China

Maran Gas Apollonia, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker to transit the expanded Panama Canal last month, has become the first to arrive in China with a cargo of US LNG.

The vessel, which is chartered to Shell, left Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG facility in Louisiana approximately four weeks ago and went through the Canal’s expensive new locks on July 26.

It arrived at the port of Yantian in Shenzhen near Hong Kong on Monday.

China, Japan and South Korea are prime target markets for US LNG exporters and the Canal opens up the possibility of faster, more cost-effective journeys.

US LNG exports from the lower 48 states began in February.


Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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