First LNG Aframax Tankers

The Hyundai Heavy Industries group said it recently won a $240 million order for the first LNG Aframax tanker (LNG – liquefied natural gas). The vessels are to be the world’s first LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers. The ships will measure 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height. By running on LNG, tankers can emit 90 percent less sulphur oxides, 80 percent less nitrogen oxides, and 15 percent less carbon dioxide. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.