NYK seals fourth LNG contract with EDF

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), via its subsidiary France LNG Shipping, has concluded a fourth LNG carrier long-term charter with France’s EDF LNG Shipping.

A ship order has been placed with South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. The 174,000 cu m ship will deliver in 2025 and will fly the French flag. No prices for the newbuild or the charter have been revealed.

NYK executive officer Hironobu Watanabe said, “We will continue to provide EDF with stable LNG transportation services under our strong partnership, contributing to energy transitions around the world.”

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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