Avance Gas

“We are very pleased with your service and the way you run the ship”

EXMAR Ship Management (ESM) manages seven VLGCs (Very Large Gas Carrier) owned by Avance Gas. Six of them are new-builds delivered over a seven month period in 2015 from a Chinese shipyard, the first LPG carriers to be constructed there.

EXMAR Ship Management took them through the final stage of production, commissioning and quality assurance. All received class certification and were successfully made operational under the supervision and guidance of our superintendents and with the exceptional efforts of both officers and crew.


Operational excellence secures new business

The project resulted from the technical, crewing and HSEEQ management of VLGC Avance, which has been under EXMAR Ship Management’s care since 2010. In 2012 the LPG Business Unit managed a dry dock of the vessel following ten years of service. Afterwards the owner was awarded a time charter contract following a comprehensive assessment by an Oil Major, both on board and during a full, two-day audit at the ESM office.

Gøril Gleditsch
Avance Gas Technical Manager

“ESM has been managing the Avance since the very beginning and our choice to work with them for the new ships is based on this experience. We are very satisfied with the partnership. Both the crew and the office people are professionals with a desire for clear communication, so we have established a good dialogue.”


“You are keeping our promises which we made to our charterers.”

Delivering and managing one of the most modern midsize LPG fleets in the industry



Since May 2014, EXMAR Ship Management’s LPG Business Unit is supervising the delivery and commissioning of a new fleet of EXMAR midsize LPG vessels. The innovative design of these 13 new-builds is aimed at efficient ship management, fuel savings, fuel flexibility and green shipping. With one of the most modern midsize fleets under management, the LPG Business Unit is up to speed with the latest developments.

Four of these 38.000m³ LPG Carriers (Waasmunster, Warinsart, Waregem, and Warisoulx) were delivered between May 2014 and January 2015 from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea, which proved a major achievement for ship management.

Meanwhile, eight more LPG new-builds of the same class have been constructed and delivered from Hanjin Shipyard in Subic Bay, in the Philippines. The first vessel, Kaprijke, has been named and fully commissioned in 2015. The most recent vessel, Koksijde, was taken into management in May 2018.

The final midsize new-build is due for delivery from Hyundai in Korea later this year.