With the Chinese New Year approaching, good news of the Spring Festival came from the construction site of COSCO SHIPPING PetroChina International LNG Transportation Project. On January 26, the No. 2 ship under construction undocked officially at Hudong Zhonghua Changxing No. 1 shipbuilding base.
Just two months after the first ship of the project was undocked, ship 2 officially floated out of the dock, marking the successful completion of another major step of PetroChina International LNG Transportation Project. Facing the labor shortage before the festival and the complex and dynamic situation of the pandemic, COSCO SHIPPING LNG Investment (Shanghai) carefully planned and prepared the plan, organized capable forces to make every effort to tackle the difficulties, and vigorously ensured that the No. 2 ship was undocked before the Spring Festival and safely berthed in the No. 0 base. Compared with the first ship, the in-dock period of ship No.2 was reduced by nearly one month, effectively ensuring the normal progress of the construction after the holiday.
The construction of newbuilding led by COSCO SHIPPING LNG Investment (Shanghai) has been highly recognized by all parties of the project. Recently, the time charter and shipbuilding contracts for three ships of PetroChina International LNG Transportation phase II project have been officially signed, which has opened the new chapter of cooperation between the three central SOEs of energy, shipping, and shipbuilding. Subsequently, COSCO SHIPPING LNG Investment (Shanghai) will make persistent efforts, closely cooperate with the requirements of the Charterers, cooperate with the shipyard, and make all preparations with COSCO SHIPPING LNG Hong Kong ship management company to ensure the smooth operation of the first ship of the project.