Stena Bulk charters LNG carrier down under

Stena Bulk charters LNG carrier down under

Gothenburg: Swedish shipowner Stena Bulk has said today it has chartered LNG carrier Stena Blue Sky (145,500 cbm, built 2006) for work at the North West Shelf Project in Australia.

The charter is for up to three years with possible further extensions, and the vessel will sail between Australia and Japan primarily, but will include calls at other countries in Asia. Stena said the contract was signed at current market freight rates.

Erik Hånell, ceo of Stena Bulk, commented: “We are pleased with the charter signed with the North West Shelf Project, which we view as a key strategic partner within a market with tremendous growth prospects. As always, we take the long-term view and are looking forward to developing the potential we see here.”

The North West Shelf Project has delivered more than 4000 LNG cargoes since 1989.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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