LNG Tanker Al Samriya (IMO: 9388821, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) was delivered in March 2009 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel is one of the world’s largest and most advanced Q-Max LNG carriers. The Q-Max tankers have 80 percent more capacity than conventional LNG carriers with about 40 percent lower energy requirements due to the economies of scale created by their size and the efficiency of the twin engines. The Al Samriya is 345 meters long, 55 meters wide and a draught of 13.7 meters which has to be kept low due to depth limitation in Ras Laffan port. She has a capacity of 263,000 CBM. She is owned by Qatar Nakilat Shipping and chartered by Shell for the transportation of LNG from the Middle East to customers in Europe.
The Al Samriya arrived last night at the Gate Terminal, Rotterdam, where she will stay for about 60 hours.