A breakthrough LNG refuelling operation has landed Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping on national television in China.

The bunkering of the Singapore company’s 209,000-dwt newcastlemax bulker Mount Cook (built 2023), chartered by Rio Tinto, was the first at the anchorage outside the port of Zhoushan.

The operation was carried out in cooperation with PetroChina and was filmed by China Central TV.