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MOL delivers LNG carrier to Hudong

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) has announced that the CESI Gladstone LNG carrier has been delivered to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd.

The LNG carrier was ordered by the joint venture of China COSCO Shipping Corp. Ltd (China COSCO Shipping) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC).

Prior to delivery, a naming ceremony was held for the LNG carrier at Hudong. The vessel will sail under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG that SINOPEC will purchase from the Australia Pacific LNG Project.

In cooperation with China COSCO Shipping, MOL played key role in construction of the LNG carrier, together with Chinese partners. It assigned technical experts to the shipyard in China and created a shipbuilding supervision team made up of multinational staff.

The CESI Gladstone is the first of six newbuild LNG carriers that will be delivered from this year through 2018.

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