Nakilat has announced that it has taken over management of the Q-Max LNG carrier Mozah from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO). This is the first LNG carrier to be transitioned as part of the recently announced phased management transition.
Mozah is the world’s largest LNG carrier in operation with a cargo carrying capacity of 266 000 m3. It will be the first Q-Max LNG carrier to be managed in-house by Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd (NSQL), which is currently managing four Q-Flex LNG and four large LPG carriers.
Nakilat Managing Director, Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, said: “This management takeover of Mozah today will mark the beginning of another chapter for Nakilat’s operations as we expand our role as a ship manager and move towards consolidating the operations for our wholly-owned vessels in-house. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all those involved in today’s successful transition, which is the fruition of hard work, careful preparations and perseverance at propelling Nakilat to greater heights.
“The management of our vessels centrally from Qatar will allow Nakilat to strategically capitalise on the existing skill base, expertise and synergy with our charterers and realise operational efficiencies in addition to optimising costs. We remain steadfastly committed towards ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality across our fleet as we strive to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”
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