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Sinking costs make LNG trade more buoyant: Global LNG shipping - costs 2016

Sinking costs make LNG trade more buoyant: Global LNG shipping - costs 2016

Report summary

An Excel download with a matrix of 250,000 ship costs between the liquefaction projects and regas terminals in our database for six different ship types (including the latest generation of 170-180,000 m³ ships with gas injection engines). In addition to the cost matrix there is comment and charts on spot/short-term charter rates, LNG vessel newbuilding prices and representative costs via the expanded Panama Canal and from selected European re-exporters.

New for 2016

  • ·         Panama Canal route included in main matrix for compliant vessels
  • ·         Data grid with additional filters (including route, location and project status)
  • ·         Freight rate time series for 11 key routes 

What's included?

This report includes 3 file(s)

  • Sinking costs make LNG trade more buoyant: Global LNG shipping - costs 2016 PDF - 391.52 KB 7 Pages, 1 Tables, 9 Figures
  • Shipping Cost Matrix ZIP - 13.19 MB
  • ship costs summary charts 2016.xls XLS - 274.00 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
  • Costs
    • Spot/short-term charter rates
    • Freight rates
      • Newbuilding prices (capital costs)
      • Operating costs
      • Bunker prices
      • Canal tolls
      • Ship cost matrix assumptions
  • Risks and uncertainties
    • Panama Canal
      • Jones Act
      • Ice-class
      • Re-exports

In this report there are 10 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Costs
    • 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
    • LNG ship newbuilding price v. number of orders
    • Summary of major assumptions
  • Risks and uncertainties
    • US Gulf export shipping costs
    • US Gulf-Japan ship cost breakdown via Panama C.
    • Re-export shipping costs from NW Europe
    • Re-export shipping costs from SW Europe
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