Anthony Veder will perform the commercial management of five gas carriers of GATX Corporation. The vessels will start trading in the company’s gas pool as per June 2019. With this transaction Anthony Veder further strengthens its position as liquified gas shipping company to a fleet of 38 ethylene, LPG and LNG carriers.

Anthony Veder expands fleet with taking in five gas carriers from GATX
Caption: Coral Favia, a sister in the LNG/LEG vessel series of Coral Fraseri and Coral Furcata

The gas carriers previously were part of the Norgas pool and will be renamed starting with Coral. Three out of five vessels will transport liquefied petroleum gas and petrochemical gasses such as ethylene. The other two gas carriers, of 10,000 cbm capacity each, will also transport liquefied natural gas.

Jan Valkier, CEO Anthony Veder says: “We have a strong position in both the LNG and petrochemical market. Expanding our fleet with these five combined gas carriers is a great opportunity with which we can offer our customers even more flexible services. With the addition of the LNG carriers we boost our LNG trading fleet to 10 vessels in sizes between 5,800 cbm and 30,000 cbm.”

 Vessel name  Type  Capacity  Year
 Coral Alameda  LEG/LPG  8,500 cbm  2003
 Coral Orinda  LEG/LPG  8,500 cbm  2002
 Coral Shasta  LEG/LPG  10,200 cbm  2003
 Coral Fraseri  LNG/LEG  10,000 cbm  2010
 Coral Furcata  LNG/LEG  10,000 cbm  2011

Source: Anthony Veder