Mitsui charters two more LNG ships for Cameron export project

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, reports contracts for chartering two new ships to transport LNG to Japan from the Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana (OGJ Online, Aug. 8, 2014).

The charter period is expected to begin in 2018-19 and has a maximum 25 years. Ship owners are subsidiaries of Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.

The LNG carriers each have capacities of 177,000 cu m and were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Mitsui said contracts for five other vessels were signed in 2014. A contract for an eighth vessel is expected.

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