Evergas takes delivery of LNG vessel
EVERGAS’ latest addition to its fleet, the 3rd ‘dragon class’ 27.500 cbm multigas LNG carrier in a series of eight has been successfully named at a ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong, China.
The state-of-the-art carrier was named JS INEOS INTREPID. The vessel bears a distinct dragon symbolizing its Chinese and Western heritage. The dragon chosen to sail and protect JS INEOS INTREPID is the King of Sun, symbolizing power. The shades of red and purple represent the dazzling power of the sun.
According to agency report, the ‘Dragon’ class vessels are the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers built to date.
Strong relations, strategic focus and an innovative approach between Evergas & INEOS have been key elements that allowed for the creation of a seaborne pipeline bringing U.S. ethane across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. They are a result of close collaboration with world-class makers with whom the development of these sustainable, efficient and highly advanced vessels was made possible.
Meanwhile, members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament are considering substantial simplifications to the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports.
Based on amendments introduced by Rapporteur Knut Fleckenstein (S&D), procedures for limitation and selection of port service providers are notably bound to become much more straightforward.
“We welcome this approach. It is in everyone’s interest that procedures are as transparent and simple as possible”, said ECSA Secretary General Patrick Verhoeven.
He added:“With the proposed changes on the table, we see no reason whatsoever to maintain the current exemption of cargo handling and passenger services, let alone justify the additional exclusion of pilotage that is proposed by some MEPs.
“In the interest of legal certainty and the widely praised ‘level playing field’ we therefore encourage MEPs to go for an inclusive story”, he added.
According to ecsa report, European shipowners “nevertheless warn for additional restrictions that may be introduced under the guise of social protection.
“We support proposals that seek to improve the qualifications, safety and working conditions of employees”, said Lieselot Marinus, ECSA Director Shipping and Trade Policy, “But we cannot accept attempts to force disproportional restrictions on new market entrants through unjust application of rules on transfer of undertakings.”
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