Qatargas has delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium, according to a company press release.

The cargo was loaded at Qatar’s Ras Laffan Terminal on June 22, onboard the Q-Max carrier (Al Dafna), and arrived on July 22, the first discharge of a Q-Max LNG vessel at this Belgian terminal.

Moreover, Qatargas revealed that the shipment marked a new multi-terminal delivery for the company, with another shipment to the South Hook LNG terminal in the UK, raising the total number of shipments in 2019 to eight deliveries.

“We are very much focused on further developing the concept of multi-port deliveries of our LNG cargoes and offer it to our global portfolio of customers. This will provide our customers with flexibility and reliability to help them meet their demand for clean-burning natural gas while enhancing the flexibility of supply,” said Qatargas CEO, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

“We are particularly pleased at Fluxys with this new milestone in our long-standing cooperation with Qatargas at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal. The Q-Max delivery demonstrates the versatility we offer our customers, with LNG carriers of all types and sizes able to dock at the facility, ample pipe gas take away capacity for delivery throughout Northwestern Europe and a range of options for downstream small-scale LNG distribution,” Fluxys CEO, Pascal De Bak, commented.

The Q-Max carrier’s capacity is 266,000 cubic meters, which allows its cargo to deliver double full-size of the traditional carrier to several ports and customers in one trip.