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Global LNG shipping - costs 2018

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26 March 2018

Global LNG shipping - costs 2018

Report summary

Falling LNG shipping costs have come to an end and are now beginning to rise in most areas. At the end of 2017 spot/short-term charter rates hit their highest level in almost four years  Newbuilding prices for most ship types have begun to move up (if not for LNG quite yet) Bunker prices have moved up with oil prices Panama canal tolls for LNG were increased 15% in 2017 Included with the report is an Excel download with a matrix of over 250,000 ship costs between all the liquefaction projects and regas terminals in our database for six different ship types. New for 2018 Yamal LNG shipping costs to China and NW Europe by month 

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Spot/short-term charter rates
      • Short-term charter rate history
      • Short-term charter rate outlook
    • Freight rates
      • Newbuilding prices (capital costs)
      • Operating costs
      • Bunker prices
      • Canal tolls
      • Ship cost matrix assumptions
    • Panama Canal
      • Jones Act
      • Ice-class
      • Re-exports

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Spot/short-term charter rates (US$/day)
  • Spot/short-term charter rates (US$/day)
  • Spot/short-term freight rates to Japan
  • Spot/short-term freight rates to NW Europe
  • US Gulf export shipping costs
  • US Gulf-Japan ship cost breakdown via Panama C.
  • LNG ship newbuilding price v. number of orders
  • Summary of major assumptions
  • Yamal shipping costs by month
  • Re-export shipping costs from NW Europe
  • Re-export shipping costs from SW Europe

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    ship costs summary charts 2018.xls

    XLS 300.50 KB

  • Document

    Shipping Cost Matrix 2018.zip

    ZIP 13.92 MB

  • Document

    Global LNG shipping - costs 2018

    PDF 417.21 KB

  • Document

    Global LNG shipping - costs 2018

    ZIP 14.43 MB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 134.22 KB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 55.29 KB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 55.06 KB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 54.70 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 407.93 KB

  • Document

    Costs

    PDF 141.87 KB

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    Costs

    PDF 166.86 KB

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    Costs

    PDF 175.86 KB

  • Document

    Risks and uncertainties

    PDF 423.26 KB

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    Risks and uncertainties

    PDF 154.17 KB

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    Risks and uncertainties

    PDF 154.62 KB

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    Risks and uncertainties

    PDF 174.07 KB

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