Doha – Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) announced on Friday that it has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier “Onaiza” from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 19 May 2017.

In a statement issued today, Nakilat said that the carrier “Onaiza”, which has a cargo carrying capacity of 210,150 cubic meters is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering was delivered in April 2009 and has been in service ever since, the statement added.

The move came as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016.

Onaiza is the seventh wholly-owned LNG vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd. (NSQL), bringing the total number of vessels managed by NSQL to 15, comprising of 11 LNG and 4 LPG carriers.

Nakilat is a Qatari LNG transport company providing an essential transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain. Its LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising of 63 LNG vessels. Nakilat also owns and manages four large LPG carriers. Nakilat operates the ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City via two strategic joint ventures: N-KOM and NDSQ. Nakilat also offers a full range of marine support services to vessels operating in Qatari waters.

Source: Qatar News Agency