Fleet Management recently hired M.T. Gold Trader, the largest chemical tanker for dual-fuel packages for the Japanese customer Nisshin Shipping. According to the company, the delivery further strengthened the management of chemical tankers.
The fleet was commissioned to carry out new construction supervision and technical management of six DSS Dual Fuel Chemical tankers built in Nantong Xiangyu, China through its Japanese customer Nisshin Shipping. These six chemical tankers are manufactured in two main categories, two are 19,900 DWT and four are 33,000 DWT. The ships are powered by dual-fuel (LNG) WinGD Tier III engines with 2 LNG tanks. All ships are equipped with rudder balls to minimize energy losses.
The first ship in the 19,900 DWT category was delivered on March 15, 2022 and confirmed by Hansa Tankers. The first of the large tankers was delivered on April 6, and Ace Tankers has already leased it.
“The appointed manager of MT Gold Trader, the world’s largest dual-fuel LNG chemical tanker, is a testament to the strong partnership and looks back on the trust we have built over years with Nisshin Shipping and are very proud of,” said Kishore Rajvanshy, Executive Director of Fleet Management Limited. “For some time, we are planning our future course for greener shipping, building on our technical skills and expertise in future fuels, backed by a record that is now set. Commercially available bi-fuel, LNG, LPG or Methanol.
Fleet has extensive experience in technical and management for the construction of a wide range of dual-fuel vessels – including LNGC, LR2, VLEC, VLGC, Parcel Chemical tankers and MR methanol-powered tankers. The fleet oversaw the construction and delivery of 30 bi-fuel vessels. It currently serves 12 DF vessels – a number that is expected to grow to 26 as new pipelines are delivered over the next two years.
“We recognize that not all shipowners today are in a position to invest in bi-fuel vessels and may be concerned about the commercial impact of future regulatory barriers. We see an opportunity to advise every shipowner where they are on their voyage.” so that they can see a practical way for a green transition – whether it involves new investment or action in one of the many technical or operational solutions available to their existing ships at the speed they can bring, “said Rajvanshy.
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Fleet has experience with all commercially available dual fuels – LNG, LPG and methanol. Of the 249 tankers operated by the fleet, about 180 are chemical tankers for packages, such as oil / chemical tankers, making it the leading manager of this asset class.