Total, MOL charter first LNG bunker vessel to operate in France

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have entered into a long-term charter contract for a second large LNG bunker vessel, to be delivered in 2021.

The vessel will be built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. It will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres, a length of about 135 metres, and will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment system provided by French company GTT.

This vessel will be specifically designed to supply LNG bunker in the Mediterranean area to a wide range of vessels, including containerships, tankers, ferries, and large cruise ships. The bunker vessel itself will also run on LNG.

The bunker vessel will be operated under the French flag by MOL jointly with Marseille-based LNG transport specialist Gazocean.

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