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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has a total of 23 LNG vessels on long term time charter for deliveries of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from its six-train operation, and one Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessel used exclusively for LPG deliveries into the Nigerian domestic market. Where it becomes necessary, additional third-party vessels are chartered on ad hoc basis — sport or short term — to support NLNG’s cargo deliveries. All 23 LNG vessels are utilised on an integrated scheduling basis.  

The chartered vessels owners is as follows:

S/NCompanyNumber of Vessel
1Bonny Gas Transport (BGT)13 vessels—6 *DFDE and 7 steam ships
2BW GAS ASA8 vessels—All steam ships
3Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)2 vessels—Both steam ships
4E.A. Temile & Sons Company Nigeria Limited1 LPG vessel

                                                                                                                *Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE)​

Operational and Technical Management of the Fleet Vessels

S/NManaging/Operating CompanyVessel OwnerNumber of Vessel
1NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML)BGT11
2BW GasBW Gas8
3Northern Marine Management Limited (NMM)BGT2
E.A. Temile & Sons Company Nigeria Limited1


NLNG Ship Management Limited 

​NSML has grown from a purely manning company to an international maritime services company providing the following world-class maritime services:

  • Vessel Management
  • Crew Management and Administration
  • Terminal Management
  • Maritime Training, Projects and Consultancy

Currently, NSML’s Fleet Management department manages eleven 11 LNG ships— seven Steam and four Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) owned by BGT—ensuring the vessels are operated in line with flag state, class and the global maritime industry requirements. NSML ensures that these vessels are sea- and cargo-worthy at all times, thereby ensuring that NLNG achieves its aims of delivering cargoes safely and reliably to its customers globally.

NSML has also continued to implement the Nigerianisation Plan with regard to BGT vessels. Today, the company has achieved 82% of its Nigerianisation target and is on course to meet the 100% Nigerianisation target by 2022.
NSML’s Terminal Services department currently manages the NLNG's Bonny terminal and provides efficient port operations ensuring the safe and timely shipment of export cargoes from the terminal.

NLNG Maritime Centre of Excellence (MCOE)

The MCOE is a one-stop maritime consulting and training outfit set up to provide marine and shipping technical services, maritime training, maritime project management and maritime consultancy for NSML, NLNG, and for the wider maritime industry. The MCOE is endowed with a maritime centre situated on Bonny Island.
The centre has the following national and international accreditations:
  • NIMASA accreditation as a Maritime Training Institute (MTI) and accreditation to conduct Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)​ courses.
  • Marshall Islands Flag Administration accreditation to conduct STCW and Seafarers’ training courses.
  • DNV-GL accredited Maritime Simulator Centre and Maritime Training Centre
  • ISO 9001:2015 by DNV-GL
For more information, visit NSML website.​