Very Large Ethane Carrier Loads First Cargo

The world's first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) has loaded its first cargo of US-produced ethane at Enterprise Products Partner’s Morgan’s Point Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. The Ethane Crystal is the first of six VLECs to be delivered with ABS Class through 2017. With an 87,000 cbm cargo carrying capacity, the vessel was the first of its kind to be constructed … [Read more...]

Samsung Heavy Industries Delivers World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier

Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) ‘Ethane Crystal' to Reliance Industries, an Indian business conglomerate who will use the vessels to ship ethane from United States to India. The vessel is the first in a series of six VLECs ordered by Reliance at South Korea’s SHI in July 2014 in response to the increase in U.S. gas … [Read more...]