45,000m3 Saga Dawn successfully completed her 10th voyage this past Monday, January 4th, delivering a cargo at JOVO’s Dongguan Terminal. Since her maiden voyage in April of last year, the Vessel has loaded cargoes in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China.
In the past year’s operation, the company has witnessed excellent performance from the Vessel’s LNT ABOX cargo containment system during cooling down, loading & unloading operations and while sailing. Saga Dawn has also operated at varying loading levels and can load any level of cargo without limitation, which offers full flexibility to Saga’s clients.
“We are happy to share that Saga Dawn has successfully delivered her 10th cargo this week and we continue to be very pleased with her performance. For 2021, our main focus is on growth and replicating the success of Saga Dawn. We are working on various newbuilding orders for our next projects to be placed within the first half of this year.” David Wu, Founder and CEO of Saga LNG Shipping.
Saga Dawn is the world’s first LNG Carrier featuring an IMO type A LNG containment system, based on LNT Marine’s patented LNT A-BOX design. The ABS-classed, dual-fuel Vessel is currently trading in Southeast Asia and was built at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s Jiangsu yard.
Saga LNG Shipping is currently in the final stages of development for an 80,000m3 LNGC design with a ninemeter fully laden draft, aimed at regional imports into Chinese terminals. Saga has further developed and obtained Approvals in Principle (AiP) for its shallow draft 40,000m3 “Wuhu Max”, 28,500m3 “Wuhan Max” and 12,000m3 “Yichang Max” designs aimed at opening up trade along China’s Yangtze River.
LNT Marine’s proprietary containment system for LNG and other liquefied gasses, dubbed the “LNT A-BOX®”, features an IMO independent tank type A as the primary barrier, a conventional cargo tank support system and liquid-tight thermal insulation attached to the hull compartment which acts as a full secondary barrier. The self-supporting prismatic tanks allow for simple construction and flexible design while maintaining market-leading utilization of the hull space.
Based around the LNT A-BOX® technology, Saga LNG Shipping aims to build, own and operate a series of tailor-made small and midsized LNG assets targeted at projects currently in various stages of development. Saga’s main focus is on small to midsized LNGCs, but the wider scope also includes FSUs, FSRUs, FLNGs, and LNG Bunker Vessels, all within the 1,000 to 100,000 cubic meter range.