JOVO blazes trail for China with landmark offload

The group’s successful ship-to-ship transfer of LNG could allow it to import the fuel from a wider variety of sources The group’s successful ship-to-ship transfer of LNG could allow it to import the fuel from a wider variety of sources.
By Colin Shek 12 June 2017 0 26324
JOVO’s terminal is not connected to China’s pipeline network, so the LNG is trucked to end-users. (JOVO)

JOVO Group, China’s first independent LNG importer, recently offloaded LNG from one ship to another in the Philippines – potentially paving the way for imports from a wider variety of sources.

JOVO transferred an Australian cargo from the 153 thousand cubic metre (Mcm) Seri Bakti carrier onto the 87 Mcm Polar Spirit at Subic Bay last month for onward supply to JOVO’s 1.0 mtpa terminal in Guangdong province. LNG from the shipment will be trucked from the terminal to meet the needs of JOVO’s customers in...

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