Dutch shipowner has expanded its fleet to 38 ethylene, LPG and LNG carriers with the addition of five gas carriers from GATX Corporation. The vessels will start trading in the company’s gas pool as per June 2019.

The gas carriers previously were part of the Norgas pool and commercial management will now transfer to Anthony Veder. The vessels will all be renamed with the addition of "Coral". Three out of five vessels will transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and petrochemical gasses such as ethylene. The other two gas carriers, of 10,000-cubic-metre  capacity each, will also transport liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Ten Vessels in LNG Trading Fleet

Jan Valkier, CEO Anthony Veder says: 'We have a strong position in both the LNG and petrochemical market. Expanding our fleet with these five combined gas carriers is a great opportunity with which we can offer our customers even more flexible services. With the addition of the LNG carriers, we boost our LNG trading fleet to ten vessels in sizes between 5800 and 30,000 cubic meters.'

Vessel name Type Capacity (cubic metres) Year
Coral Alameda LEG/LPG 8500 2003
Coral Orinda LEG/LPG 8500 2002
Coral Shasta LEG/LPG 10,200 2003
Coral Fraseri LNG/LEG 10,000 2010
Coral Furcata LNG/LEG 10,000 2011

Picture: Coral Favia, a sister in the LNG/LEG vessel series of Coral Fraseri and Coral Furcata.