Aframax crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect completed its first voyage

The ship delivered a cargo of 104,815 tonnes of crude oil on October 22, 2018, marking its first export delivery of Russian crude oil under a long-term time-charter contract between SCF and Shell.

The operation marked a number of other firsts, as it was also the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to take place in the Port of Rotterdam.

Gagarin Prospect is the world’s first Aframax crude oil tanker designed to operate on LNG as the primary fuel.

The Russian shipping major expects to have six such LNG-fueled Aframax tankers in operation by the beginning of Q2 2019.

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