NYK seals Total charter for LNG newbuild

NYK has signed a contract with Total to charter out a newbuild LNG carrier for seven years with an option for an extra year. The 174,000 cu m ship will be built at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery in 2021.

The membrane type LNG carrier will be equipped with a WinGD-made dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine.

No prices have been given for the deal.

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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