World’s First Ethane Gas Carrier Ship-To-Ship Transfer Underway

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According to a press release by Platts, Evergas-operated very large ethane carrier newbuilding has become the first vessel of this size to ship a cargo to Europe and is now engaged in a four-stage ship-to-ship operation.

Caters long-term supply agreement

The very large ethane carrier was built to meet a long-term supply agreement between Ineos and SP Chemicals to ship ethane to China from the US, but cracker delays have created an opportunity for larger ethane shipments to Europe

Maiden journey 

This is the first laden voyage for the JS Ineos Marlin, which loaded its cargo of ethane from the enterprise product partners terminal at Morgan’s Point, Texas, about a month ago, and arrived at Scarpa flow anchorage on May 27, vessel-tracking data shows.

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Source: Lloydslist

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