May 28 – Maple Gas

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In celebration of the two-year anniversary of the launch of AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET), this week’s ship is the Maple Gas, an LPG tanker built for Astomos Energy Corporation, one of the world’s largest players in the LPG business. The Maple Gas, part of Astomos’ 21-vessel fleet of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), was built at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Sakaide Shipyard and delivered in February 2019. Astomos has a trading network that, in addition to supplying a significant portion of propane for use in the Japanese domestic market, extends to India, China, Korea, Indonesia, and other South East Asian countries. The Maple Gas has a capacity of 82,200 cubic metres.

Flag: Japan
Gross Tonnage: 46,851
Summer DWT: 54,112 t
Length Overall: 230m
Breadth Extreme: 37m
Year Built: 2019

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