GasChem Services adds first of three LPG/ethylene carrier to fleet

Germany-based gas carrier operator GasChem Services added to its fleet portfolio the LNG-powered ethylene carrier, Gaschem Fuji. Gaschem Fuji is the first of the company’s three 7,200cbm LPG/ethylene carriers series equipped with LNG dual fuel propulsion, all set for delivery to the Hartmann Group by the end of 2024.

Boasting a Svelte Bow design by HB Hunte Engineering GmbH and powered by a low-speed, two-stroke engine of MAN Energy Solutions, alongside other innovative enhancements aimed at minimizing energy consumption, this vessel embodies GasChem Services “commitment to sustainable shipping practices,” as the company explains.

In a short LinkedIn post, GasChem Services revealed that the vessel was named with pride by Ms. Shoko Miyazaki of Marubeni Corporation. The occasion took place at Sinopacific Offshore Shipyard in Qidong, China.

In a port six month ago, the company unveiled that “Gaschem Fuji” is the first of a three-ship series, all due for delivery in 2024.

The company reported that the vessels include, among other innovations, a next generation hull design resulting in ideal seakeeping and a main engine able to run on LNG or conventional fuel.

Meanwhile, GasChem except the LNG Powered vessel “GasChem Fuji,” the company expects the vessel “GasChem Alster,” which is scheduled for delivery this summer, at Sinopacific Offshore Shipyard.

GasChem Services is a member of the Hartmann Group and provides shipping services and commercial management of a fleet of fully refrigerated, semi-refrigerated, and pressurized gas tankers.