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Shipping

NLNG has a total of 23 ships on long-term charter for its six-train operation. All 23 ships are utilised on an integrated scheduling basis and load at NLNG Terminal in Bonny, Nigeria, for ex-ship deliveries to buyers in Europe, South America, Gulf of Mexico (GOM) including ports in Mexico and US, Middle East and Asia.

The ownership structure of the ships is as follows:

Bonny Gas Transport (BGT)                -         13 (four membrane and nine Moss carriers)

BW Gas                                                 -          8 (All membrane carriers)

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)              -          2 (All membrane carriers)

NLNG also has one vessel, Stena Clear Sky, under medium-term charter. The vessel was chartered for a term of three years in 2012, and will be redelivered to her owner in 2015.

In addition to our traditional deliveries, NLNG also delivers to Japan, South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Kuwait.

NLNG's subsidiaries, Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) and NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML) provide key shipping services ranging from shipping capacity to manning and ship management services.

BGT Plus Project

In 2003, BGT ordered six (6) new vessels at a cost of $1.6 billion from both Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) – two (2) Ships, and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) – four (4) ships, to boost its shipping capacity. As part of the agreement signed with the ship builders, 580 Nigerians will be trained in different aspects of ship building and construction in fulfilment of Nigerian Content Development for the "BGT Plus Project".

Operational and Technical Management of the Fleet Vessels

  • 11 BGT vessels are managed and operated by NSML
  • Two BGT vessels are managed and operated by Norther Marine Management Limited (NMM)
  • Eight BW Gas vessels are managed and operated by BW Gas
  • Two Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) vessels are managed and operated by NYK
 

​NSML is committed to ensure that Nigerian crews are well represented in numbers of officers that work onboard NLNG Vessels and third​ party charterers. The Nigerianization P​​lan is to ensure that Nigerians are recruited straight from the cadetship phase and sponsored to obtain the CoCs in schools abroad after which their careers with the company is appropriately monitored and managed as they rise within th​e ranks.​

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Bonny Gas Transport Limited was established in 1989, following the incorporation of Nigeria LNG Limited, to provide shipping capacity for NLNG project.
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