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The fleet of ships we manage plays a vital role in transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG).
If the markets we need to deliver to are far from the gas resources, we convert the gas to LNG and transport it by sea. We were a partner in the first-ever purpose-built LNG carrier and have been delivering LNG safely for nearly half a century.
Today Shell is the world’s largest LNG shipping operator. We manage and operate 50 of the world’s 370 LNG carriers and our managed fleets are based in Australia, Qatar, Nigeria and Brunei. Along with our JV partners, we are linked to around one-third of the world’s LNG carrier operations.
Safety and expertise
Safety underpins our shipping operations. Our safety performance is consistently among the best in the industry.
We also make sure that the ships we manage are safely decommissioned. All the LNG carriers we manage hold a Lloyd’s Register Green Passports, a document that contains an inventory of all the materials onboard a ship that require careful handling or special awareness. At the end of the ship’s life, it helps the ship-recycling yard to formulate a safe and environmentally friendly way of decommissioning the vessel.
We transfer our extensive LNG shipping experience to partners – for example in Brunei, Nigeria and Oman – and we train seafarers all over the world. We also offer support in contract negotiations, international financing and a full shipping operation and management service for LNG transportation.