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Global LNG shipping - fleet overview 2017

Global LNG shipping - fleet overview 2017

Report summary

LNG shipping capacity expanded 7.1% in 2016 with 28 new ships delivered to the fleet and just one scrapped. The rate of growth would have been higher if there hadn’t been delays to scheduled delivery dates. Currently 48 vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2017 which would see the fleet grow by 11.8% without any scrapping or further delivery slippage (which we expect again).

Ships in the Atlantic basin enjoyed a late year rally in spot/short-term freight rates as Atlantic LNG supply was drawn to Asia by higher prices at the year-end; but in general rates remained low, averaging US$33,500/day in 2016. This helped keep orders for new ships at the lowest level since 2010, with just six ships contracted in 2016 – one of which was an FSRU. Shipowners have exercised restraint, despite temptingly low newbuilding prices (for larger more fuel-efficient ships) being offered by troubled shipyards.

Excel download of LNG fleet database and statistics included.

What's included?

This report includes 5 file(s)

  • Global LNG shipping - fleet overview 2017 PDF - 417.93 KB 21 Pages, 0 Tables, 21 Figures
  • LNG Fleet Company ZIP - 2.63 MB
  • LNG fleet database Jan-17.xls XLS - 370.00 KB
  • corporate summary charts 2017.xls XLS - 179.50 KB
  • lng fleet summary charts 2017.xls XLS - 469.50 KB


As global energy demand rises, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to expand. Set to increase by 50% between 2015 and 2020, the LNG market is one of the fastest growing in the world. This spectacular growth is transforming the market, with many new companies entering the sector and changing the industry landscape.

This LNG Long Term Outlook report provides an overview of LNG in the gas market.

LNG market participants and advisers can use this report to better understand the long-term role of this market in the global LNG business.

Offering bottom-up market analysis for over 150 LNG supply assets, 28 LNG-importing countries and more than 500 LNG contracts, Wood Mackenzie is the definitive and trusted resource for the LNG industry. We use our robust database and expert industry knowledge to help you understand the dynamics of the global LNG industry and identify emerging trends and opportunities.

  • Executive summary
  • Supply
    • LNG summary
      • LNG fleet - by containment system
      • LNG fleet - by propulsion system
  • Key companies
    • LNG shipping fleets by company
      • Summary of corporate LNG shipping capability
      • Flexible shipping capability

In this report there are 21 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Orders and deliveries v. short-term charter rates
    • Deliveries by size range v. fleet development
  • Supply
    • Number of ships delivered by year
    • Cumulative number of ships by year
    • Shipping capacity additions by year
    • Cumulative shipping capacity by year
    • Ships withdrawn from the fleet
    • LNG orders
    • LNG orderbook
    • LNG vessel orders since 2010 by selected shipowners
    • LNG fleet ownership profile
    • LNG fleet charterer profile
    • LNG fleet - by ship size
    • Average LNG ship size
    • Current fleet
    • Orderbook
    • Curerent fleet
    • Orderbook
  • Key companies
    • Shipping capability by company
    • Owned/leased fleets disposition
    • Time chartered fleet disposition
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