A Q-Flex LNG carrier has become the largest vessel of its type to make a laden transit of the Panama Canal.

Pronav Ship Management, the vessel’s manager, said the 210,000-cbm Al Safliya (built 2007) passed through the canal on 15 February 2023.

Managing director Martin Roolvink told TradeWinds that this was the first Panama Canal transit of a laden Q-Flex.