The Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder said it is expanding its fleet with a 30,000-cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that is currently being constructed by China’s Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding in Ningbo.
The vessel will be finished under supervision of Anthony Veder and will be operational for worldwide trading in the summer of 2019, the shipper said on Wednesday.
After delivery, it will be renamed with a Coral name. Anthony Veder will handle both the commercial operation and ship management.
Speaking of the new vessel Anthony Veder CEO, Jan Valier said the company will be working closely with Xinle Shipbuilding to finalize the vessel in a relatively short timeframe.
The company has already built its LNG-fueled LEG carriers Coral Star and Coral Sticho in China and the new order is the first in five years in China.