Shell Deploys New LNG Bunkering Tanker to operate in the Americas

Shell has deployed a new LNG bunkering tanker vessel to operate in the Americas.

The 18,000m3 LNG bunker vessel, under the name New Frontier 2, is Shell´s newest addition and its third ship to be deployed in the Americas and part of Shell´s fleet of 12 bunker vessels, enabling Shell LNG’s availability across key bunkering locations worldwide.

“Built in the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. and chartered from Pan Ocean Co., Ltd, the New Frontier 2 is capable of bunkering multiple ship types, both in port and offshore,” said Global Head of Downstream LNG, Tahir Faruqui.

“She can also provide loading and gas-up/cool-down services to LNG carriers and LNG-fueled vessels,” Mr. Faruqui added.

Shell, with this latest addition, is stepping up its support to shipping customers empowering them to make immediate emission reduction through LNG, Faruqui noted, adding that the company has safely completed more than 1,000 LNG bunker operations.

In accordance with Marine´s Traffic data New Frontier 2 bunkering tanker, has a carrying capacity of 12351 t dwt and a length overall of 166 meters, and is sailing under the flag of Panama.

Shell in its LNG Outlook 2023 predicts that the global LNG market in the near-term is expected to remain tight and exposed to supply and demand shocks, as it characteristically says, with limited new supply coming online. More investment in supply will be needed to meet future LNG demand.