Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Norway’s Knutsen Shipping have each received an LNG carrier from two South Korean shipyards.
Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered the 145,130m3 capacity shuttle and regasification ship GDF Suez Cape Ann to MOL.
The vessel will be used to ship gas from French group Gaz de France Suez to the US north-east coast, according to Lloydslist.
The GDF Suez Cape Ann will transport LNG to the Neptune LNG deepwater port off Boston, Massachusetts, where it will regasify its liquid cargo and deliver it to the US.
MOL said the Suez Cape Ann will join its sister ship the GDF Suez Neptune, which was delivered in November 2009.
Knutsen Shipping said it has received the Sevilla Knutsen LNG carrier from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, which will go on a long-term charter lease to the Steam joint venture between Spanish energy companies Gas Natural and Repsol.
The 173,400m3 Sevilla Knutsen will transport LNG from a new production plant in Peru to Mexico, Canada and the US.
Knutsen said the vessel will join its sister ship the Barcelona Knutsen on 21 June for the Peru project.