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Sonatrach orders LPG carrier at Jiangnan Shipyard

Hyproc Shipping, a subsidiary of Algerian state energy company Sonatrach, has ordered a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard with an option included in the contract for one more vessel.

According to a Sonatrach, the vessel will have a capacity of between 11,000 and 13,000 cu m, and the contract value is around $40m.

Sonatrach currently owns a fleet of ten LPG carriers through its subsidiaries Hyproc Shiping and Sonatrach Petroleum Corporation.

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Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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