Shipping Fleet

Oil /Chemical Tankers

Silver Etrema
Silver Etrema

Shell manages a fleet of 6 Oil/Chemical tankers.

Currently Silver-Class (Oil/Chemical)

The Silver-Class are specialist vessels of 29,327 Gross Ton (GT) capacity that typically carry annex I and annex II type chemicals, these vessels trade worldwide. All 6 Silver vessels joined the Shell fleet as new build projects, with the first vessel joining in 2015.

The class includes “Silver Etrema”

LNG Carriers


Shell manages over 40 LNG carriers, one of the largest LNG fleets in the world. Including:

G-Class (LNG)

The G-Class liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers are 130,000cbm Moss Rosenberg vessels, they are steam turbine powered vessels and are utilised for worldwide trading within the Shell Infrastructure.

The class includes "Gallina"

Methane Kari Elin
Methane Kari Elin

Methane-Class (LNG)

The Methane-Class are 170,000 cbm membrane vessels which carry liquified natural gas (LNG). These are twin propulsion vessels fitted with DFDE engines capable of using LNG from the tanks to burn in the ER for propulsion. Fitted with partial reliquefication system to assist with cargo conditioning. These vessels are trading worldwide and visit various ports around the globe.

The class includes "Methane Kari Elin"


M-Class (LNG)

The M-Class are 174,000 cbm liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers. They are twin propulsion vessels fitted with MEGI engines and can achieve speeds of 19kts. These vessels are also fitted with a Partial Reliquefication system as well as the Main Engine capable of burning Gas during the voyage.

These ships are being delivered from the shipyard in Korea to our vessel management. In total, the fleet will include 5 of these ships, Murex, Macoma, Magdala, Myrina and Megara, with the 5th vessel due to be delivered in Q3 2018.

The class includes "Murex"


S-Class (LNG)

The S-Class vessel Solaris (picture below) carries liquified natural gas (LNG). Solaris is fitted with a DFDE engine capable of using LNG from the tanks to burn in the ER for propulsion.

Solaris was built in 2014 and delivered directly into the managed fleet, with the deadweight of 81853 tonnes and a worldwide trade she is a vital part of the LNG operations within the fleet.

The class includes "Solaris"

Nakilat Q-Max & Q-Flex (LNG)

In 2006, Shell and Nakilat (Qatar) celebrated the signing of an agreement in which Shell would manage the fleet of 25 liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers which were being built for Nakilat.

These ships are revolutionary in terms of both their design and sheer size. The Mozah, was the largest LNG vessel ever to be built, and now delivers huge quantities of LNG around the world.

The Mozah is the length of three and a half football pitches, is half as high as the London Eye.

NWS-Class (LNG)

The Northwest class of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers are attached to the Northwest Shelf Project in Australia, and are managed by Shell Tankers Australia with officers being provided by Shell Ship Management LTD. The vessels carry on average 130,000 cubic metres of LNG from northwest Australia to the Far East.

LNG Bunker Vessel


Shell operates and manages a specialised LNG bunker vessel (LBV) that delivers to LNG-fuelled vessels in northwest Europe. The vessel which construction finished in 2017 “Cardissa” (pictured below) is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and loads from the new LNG break bulk terminal and jetty.

“Cardissa” is 120 metres in length with the capacity to carry 6,500 cubic metres of LNG fuel and is highly efficient and manoeuvrable. Featuring an innovative transfer system and sub cooler unit, it can load from big or small terminals and is able to bunker a wide variety of customer vessels.

The “Cardissa” is the first LBV to operated and managed by Shell with plans to introduce similar vessels to fleet in the future.

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