For the third time this year, Qatargas has “safely and successfully” delivered a Q-Flex liquefied natural gas cargo between multiple ports for a single customer.
This innovative method of delivery sets a new benchmark against the established industry practice of loading a single cargo for delivery to a single location.
In March, Q-Flex vessel ‘Al Safliya’ delivered a single cargo split between the UAE and India. In August, Q-Flex vessel ‘Al Aamriya’ delivered a single cargo split between the Chinese terminals of Fujian and Tianjin.
In December, Q-Flex carrier ‘Duhail’ delivered the third single cargo split between the Chinese terminals of Zhejiang and Tianjin.
Qatargas chief executive officer Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani said, “Through the hard work and dedication of the Qatargas Commercial and Shipping Group, we have achieved another milestone in our commitment to being the world’s premier LNG Company. The multi-port delivery initiative demonstrates Qatargas’ unique capabilities to meet and exceed its customers’ needs and is once again leading the industry in providing new and innovative LNG supply chain solutions.”
This latest LNG supply chain innovation illustrates Qatargas’ continued efforts to promote increased efficiency and the optimisation of business practices.
Qatargas’ optimal utilisation of the world’s largest chartered LNG Fleet comprising of some 13 Q-Max, 19 Q-Flex and 11 conventional vessels, along with a strong global reputation for safe and reliable operations, uniquely positions Qatargas to support its global customers in an ever changing market.
Established in 1984, Qatargas pioneered the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in Qatar. Today, it is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with an annual capacity of 42mn tonnes per year and is realising its vision to become the world’s premier LNG company.
Qatargas’ Ras Laffan Terminal Operations team operates all the oil products tank farms and related marine terminals at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLC) in Qatar.
Ras Laffan is the largest LNG and oil products export terminal in the world.

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