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Global LNG shipping long-term outlook 2021

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14 April 2021

Global LNG shipping long-term outlook 2021

Report summary

LNG shipping demand will continue to grow at a steady rate, with 600 additional ships above the existing orderbook required by 2040. The bulk of the existing newbuild orders will be delivered to under-construction projects in Russia, US, and Africa – all which are expected to begin commercial operations before 2024. LNG supply projects that take FID within the next 36 months, will bolster new orders into the late 2020s. However, with market space for new LNG supply projects limited, owners and investors will need to time their orders carefully to ensure the global LNG fleet does not grow faster than demand for them.

Table of contents

  • LNG shipping supply-demand balance
  • New LNG projects
  • Procuring a new LNG Ship
  • Shipyard berth availability and current orders
  • Inactive fleet
  • Scrapping

Tables and charts

This report includes 17 images and tables including:

  • LNG fleet capacity vs. shipping demand
  • US LNG by destination basin
  • LNG shipping requirement by project
  • LNG ships secured by projects under construction
  • LNG ships secured by projects under construction
  • LNG vessels required to export 4.5 mmtpa to selected destinations by export region
  • LNG ship requirement for US Gulf exports by destination
  • LNG fleet development by size range*
  • Forecast LNG shipping supply
  • Shipyard summary
  • LNG shipyards committed output vs. shipyard capacity
  • Charter expiry schedule - LNG ship orderbook*
  • Charter expiry schedule - exisiting LNG fleet*
  • Charter expiry schedule - existing LNG fleet*
  • Historic and forecast LNG vessel scrapping
  • Scrapping potential of current LNG fleet
  • Modelled shipping demand vs. theoretical maximum shipping demand

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