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Namegiving 7th Dragon vessel

25 April, 2017

Evergas’ latest addition to its fleet, the 7th ‘dragon class’ 27.500 cbm multigas LNG carrier in a series of eight was successfully named the 19th of April, at Sunoco’s terminal in Marcus Hook by Philadelphia.

The state-of-the-art carrier was named JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE.

The vessel bear a distinct dragon symbolizing its Chinese and Western heritage. The dragon chosen to sail and protect JS INEOS INDEPENDENCE is the King of Star, a guiding light with a strong sense of destiny.

Worlds’ largest Multigas LNG-Ethane Carriers

The ‘Dragon’ class vessels are the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers built to date. Strong relations, strategic focus and an innovative approach between Evergas & INEOS have been key elements that allowed for the creation of a seaborne pipeline bringing U.S. ethane across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. They are a result of close collaboration with world-class makers with whom the development of these sustainable, efficient and highly advanced vessels were made possible.

Special guests

Guests at the ceremony included Godmother of the vessel Mrs. Jutte Franken – wife of Gerd Franken – INEOS, CEO Trading & Shipping David Thompson – INEOS, Senior Vice President Joseph Colella – Sunoco Logistics, CEO Steffen Jacobsen – Evergas, members of the vessels crew, and representatives from Evergas, INEOS, Sunoco Logistics and their respective business relations.

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