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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds Christening Ceremony for LPG carrier “FUTURE ACE’

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co Ltd, a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony on March 12 for a liquefied petroleum gas carrier currently under construction for JX Ocean Co, Ltd. The new ship, named FUTURE ACE, will be the twelfth of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest third-generation, 83,000m3-class LPG carriers.

In addition to increased energy-efficiency, the ship will have the capability to adapt flexibly to major LPG terminals worldwide, as well as specifications compatible with the new expanded Panama Canal. Completion and delivery is scheduled for the end of March, 2019.

The christening ceremony, held at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, was attended by representatives of the ship owner, along with many other guests. JX Ocean President and Representative Director Shinji Inaba announced the name of the ship, while the wife of the charterer’s representative performed the ceremonial rope cutting.

The FUTURE ACE has a length of 230m, width of 36.6m, and depth of 21.65m, with a draft of 11.55m. Gross tonnage is 48,167 tons, with a total tank holding capacity of 83,000m3. Launching took place on December 27th, 2018. Construction was managed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co., Ltd., an MHI Group company based in Nagasaki. The name “FUTURE” refers to the “X” of the JXTG Group, of which JX Ocean is a part. “ACE” was chosen because A alphabet) represents the first of newly constructed LPG carriers that will be part of the planned FUTURE series, and because its association with “first-rate” or “forefront.” This is the 29th vessel built under contract at Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works for JX Ocean and its predecessor company.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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