EXMAR is specialised in activities relating to the transport of gas, and in particular the transport of liquefied gases, such as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and ammonia (NH). EXMAR Offshore focuses on selective projects where it can bring added value, such as the provision of goods and services to the offshore oil and gas industry.
The LPG/NH³ division is active in the transport of liquid petroleum gas, butane, propane, anhydrous ammonia and chemical gases, primarily with ships of the Midsize type (24,000 - 40,000 m³), VLGCs (>80,000 m³) and pressurised vessels (3,500 - 5,000 m³). The LPG/ NH³ segment has been the cornerstone of EXMAR's development for more than 30 years. The EXMAR Group is operates and manages a fleet of about 30 vessels, which makes EXMAR an important participant in the world market. EXMAR services first-class international customers active in the fertiliser, clean energy fuel and petrochemical industries.
EXMAR is a fully integrated supplier of innovative LNG solutions along the entire LNG value chain. Apart from its LNG Shipping activities with over 35 years’ experience, the dedicated LNG Infrastructure department develops tailor-made solutions both for upstream and downstream LNG projects and services under long-term contracts.
EXMAR has pioneered the development of floating LNG import terminals through LNG Regasification Vessels (LNGRV). As from Q1 2015, EXMAR will own and operate the world’s first floating LNG export terminal (liquefaction) at the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
EXMAR has been active in the offshore industry for 25 years and as such has a high level of knowledge and experience in the ownership, management and operation of floating systems. To date, the EXMAR Group owns two accommodation barges and recently designed and constructed a semi-submersible production platform (OPTI-EX®) that was sold mid-2011 over a five year transaction with seller's credit. EXMAR Offshore also provides offshore services to third parties:
- Design, engineering and consultancy services with offices located in Paris and Houston.
- Management services with an office located in Antwerp dedicated to providing Marine and Integrated Risk Management services to offshore installations.
Apart from shipping and offshore activities, EXMAR provides specialised services. EXMAR Shipmanagement is committed to providing high-quality shipmanagement and ancillary services to owners of gas carriers, oil tankers, bulk carriers, chemical carriers as well as floating units (storage & accommodation). EXMAR supports these clients in achieving the highest possible reliability for their vessels. Other services offered by EXMAR include insurance brokerage (managed by its subsidiary Belgibo) and an in-house travel agency (Travel Plus).