Avenir And SSES Inks A Joint Cooperation Agreement

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  • it is adding another hub to its existing bunkering network.
  •  Avenir sold its first new build Avenir Allegiance to SSES.
  • The vessel sale released significant cashback to Avenir.

Avenir LNG has entered into a long-term joint cooperation agreement (JCA) with Shanghai SIPG Energy Service (SSES). This is a Chinese joint venture between Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and Shenergy which is responsible for delivering LNG bunker to CMA CGM’s container ships on behalf of SIPG, reports Offshore Energy.

The responsibilities under the JCA

Under the JCA, Avenir will be responsible for the global marketing of LNG bunkering services in Shanghai Port. It will also support SSES to ensure seamless LNG bunkering operations for the CMA CGM containerships and future customers. 

Avenir says this is a major milestone as it expands the company’s bunkering network into the Chinese market. Therefore, it is adding another hub to its existing bunkering network in the Mediterranean, North-West Europe, and Malaysia. 

In support of establishing Shanghai as a leading LNG bunkering hub, Avenir sold its first new build Avenir Allegiance to SSES.

Company’s statement 

The Avenir Allegiance is the world’s largest liquified natural gas bunker vessel. Now, it will provide LNG to the biggest LNG bunker customer at the largest container port in the world., the company says.

The vessel sale released significant cashback to Avenir. The company will use the proceeds to enhance its working capital position and fund future growth opportunities. 

Peter Mackey, CEO of Avenir LNG, said “We are thrilled to play an important role in establishing and promoting China’s first LNG bunkering hub in Shanghai. This deal marks another major achievement in Avenir’s development as we continue to expand our LNG bunkering network globally.” 

LUO Wenbin from SIPG added: “SIPG is making efforts to build the LNG bunkering hub for international vessels in Shanghai Port. SIPG’s subsidiary SSES establish long-term cooperative relationship with Avenir, which will promote the LNG bunkering services for CMA CGM and other international liner customers in Shanghai port and join hands to make a positive contribution to the energy transition and carbon reduction of the shipping and logistics supply chain.”

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Source: Offshore Energy

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