Evergas’ latest addition to its fleet, the 7th ‘dragon class’ 27.500 cbm multigas LNG carrier in a series of eight was successfully named the 19th of April, at Sunoco’s terminal in Marcus Hook by Philadelphia.
The state-of-the-art carrier was named JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE.
LNG Tanker JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE - Image courtesy of Evergas
The vessel bear a distinct dragon symbolizing its Chinese and Western heritage. The dragon chosen to sail and protect JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE is the King of Star, a guiding light with a strong sense of destiny.
Worlds’ largest Multigas LNG-Ethane Carriers
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 were made possible.
LNG Tanker JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE - Image courtesy of Brian Cross
Guests at the ceremony included Godmother of the vessel Mrs. Jutte Franken – wife of Gerd Franken – INEOS, CEO Trading & Shipping David Thompson – INEOS, Senior Vice President Joseph Colella – Sunoco Logistics, CEO Steffen Jacobsen – Evergas, members of the vessels crew, and representatives from Evergas, INEOS, Sunoco Logistics and their respective business relations.