The Eletson Corporation, Greece, has entered a new market sector with the delivery of its first LPG carrier.
‘The Piraeus-based owner and operator operates a fleet of 26 medium and long range product tankers, but has now ventured into the LPG market with ‘Anafi’, which was built at Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). The 22,010DWT ‘Anafi’, constructed to Lloyd’s Register class, is the first of a series of four LPG ships being built for Eletson by HMD. Nikos Makris, Eletson’s Chief Operating Officer said that Eletson has built a reputation based on the transportation of oil products for the past four decades but wa expanding into a new energy transportation sector. He said that the company was heavily investing in modern and technologically advanced tonnage. “As with all our vessels, the ‘Anafi’ is named after a Greek island and will fly the Greek flag,” Mr Makris explained. The ‘Anafi’ has a length of 165 metres, a breadth of 28 metres and a moulded depth of 17.8 metres, with engine power of 9,480 kW.