Chemgas Shipping, a coastal LPG carrier and inland barging specialist, has moved into a new market segment with a multiple ship purchase.

The Rotterdam-based company, which is part of Germany’s Jaegers Group, confirmed in a statement it is behind a deal to buy four small LPG ships from Italy’s Gas and Heat Shipping.

TradeWinds and brokers reported earlier this month that Chemgas had acquired the 3,300-cbm quartet Scali Sanlorenzo, Scali Reali (both built 2010), Scali Del Pontino (built 2011) and Scali del Teatro (built 2014) for $39m in total.