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Yangkou Port in Rudong receives world's largest LNG tanker


Updated: 2022-04-18


The LNG tanker ZAGRA berths at the Yangkou Port LNG terminal on April 16. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

The Q-Max LNG tanker ZAGRA, loaded with 115,000 metric tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG), berthed at the Yangkou Port LNG terminal in Rudong county – administered by the city of Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province – on April 16. It was the 23th LNG ship to be received by Jiangsu this year.

In the term Q-Max, the "Q" stands for Qatar, while the "Max" designates the maximum size of tanker that is able to dock at LNG terminals in Qatar. LNG tankers of this type are the largest LNG carriers in the world.

The LNG brought by ZAGRA – after gasification – is capable of meeting the gas demand of 320 million households for a day.

During the 151-day winter supply period starting last November, the Yangkou Port LNG terminal received a total of 33 LNG tankers and 3.1 million tons of LNG.

During the critical period, Yangkou Port on Dec 5 began providing all-night docking and departing services for LNG tankers. The initiative has effectively improved the turnover efficiency of LNG tankers and enhanced the terminal's capacity to receive and unload LNG in the winter.