Mumbai: Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has been tasked by the nation’s shipping minister, Nitin Gadkari, to seek out secondhand LNG tonnage.
“I have given orders to SCI to find secondhand ships. For the transport of LNG, we can give services to them (SCI),” Gadkari told reporters on Wednesday.
While Cochin Shipyard has entered into a joint venture with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries to get into LNG carrier construction, it’ll take at least around six years before the first one is built, Gadkari said.
The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender recently to acquire nine LNG ships.