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Global LNG shipping – orders and deliveries

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Our report identifies LNG transportation trends in shipping, including changes in LNG ship charter rates, order and delivery patterns.

It comes with a complete set of data on the LNG transportation fleet and order book, including a list of all new LNG ship orders and deliveries for 2018/ 2019.

15 August 2019

Global LNG shipping – orders and deliveries

Report summary

Spot/short-term charter rates for LNG vessels have made a a partial recovery after the steep falls seen in Q1 2019 that saw rates plunge from around US$200,000/day to US$35,000/day. A mild winter, high stock levels and low gas prices reduced the need for Asian markets to import LNG on long-haul routes the Atlantic basin reducing demand for LNG ships. Rates now stand at US$65,000/day with talk of floating storage plays this autumn giving strength to the market. Interest in new LNG ships, however, remains strong with 24 new large ships ordered so far this year. 30 new large LNG ships that have been added to the fleet so far this year. A further 14 are scheduled for delivery before the end of the year. The accompanying Excel download to this reports lists all the new orders placed since 2016, together with all new ships delivered in 2018 and scheduled for delivery in 2019.

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  1. Executive Summary
  2. New orders
  3. Deliveries 2019
  4. Deliveries 2018
  5. Charts
  6. Notes

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