Two leading players in inland shipping have joined forces and combined their experiences to develop the small scale LNG market under the name VEKA DEEN LNG.

This collaboration is a leap forward in the realisation of an inland LNG transport corridor and facilitates LNG bunkering. During the second day of the ‘Construction & Shipping Industry’ trade fair in Gorinchem two major players in inland shipping signed an collaboration agreement and revealed the first product of their collaboration, an innovative ship design for the first inland LNG carrier.

This new tanker has a length of 90 metres and will be able to transport 2.250 cubic metres of LNG. With their joint forces and experience in shipbuilding, shipping and LNG transport, both companies foresee a very promising collaboration, and look forward to the construction of their first inland LNG carrier.

VEKA was the first Holland based shipyard to deliver a seagoing LNG carrier with LNG propulsion (Pioneer Knutsen). Deen Shipping has developed, and operates the world’s first LNG propelled inland tanker (Argonon).