The Greek shipowner Angelicoussis, led-by Maria Angelicoussis, announced that the new LNG carrier Maran Gas Marseille has entered its Athens-based affiliate Maran Gas Maritime (MGM) fleet.

The Bureau Veritas-classed vessel was delivered to Maran Gas Maritime on 21 August by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The ship has a cargo capacity of 174,000 cbm and proudly flies the Greek flag.

The vessel’s design is highly efficient and environmentally friendly, with cutting-edge features that substantially contribute to lower carbon emissions, the Greek shipowner claims.

“These eco-friendly features include an optimised hull form, shaft generators, high-efficiency gas screw compressors, innovative air lubrication system and LNG sub-cooler.”

Angelicoussis Group says that extends its heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated MGM team onboard and ashore, as well as the Group’s partners, for the successful design, construction and delivery of the new ship. 

Meanwhile, the group’s LNG carrier Maran Gas Coronis delivered the first LNG cargo to China’s Nansha Guangzhou LNG terminal, earlier this month. The vessel was berthed at the newly built terminal on 8 August 2023.

During the week-long operation, Maran Gas Coronis undertook the cooling down of the terminal’s systems and tanks, followed by a discharge of her cargo, which was 117,864 m3.

Located on the southern coast of China, the Nansha Guangzhou terminal is the second LNG terminal in China commissioned by Maran Gas this year, following the commissioning of the Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal, also undertaken by Maran Gas Coronis in May.