Dutch builder launches first ship in new series of 40 Shell-chartered inland tankers

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Concordia Damen in the Netherlands has floated out the first vessel in a new series of 40 inland tankers to be operated by a joint venture between Dutch logistics company VT Group and Cyprus-based Marlow Navigation.

Blue Marjan and its sisters, which will be chartered by Shell, will each measure 110 by 11.45 metres and will be fitted with LNG-fueled engines.

The tankers will be used to carry mineral oils between Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Rhine network.

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