Evolution of the global LNG carrier fleet
These graphs show the evolution of the global LNG carrier fleet : number of annual vessels commissioned, total number of LNG carriers in service and the distribution of vessels according to their capacity.
Source IGU - WORLD LNG REPORT (2014)
The total capacity of the global LNG carrier fleet doubled since 1970, rising from 75 000 m3 to 150 000 m3. We note a notable decrease of the number of the commissioning of new LNG carriers. This decrease could well be only temporary, according to 108 orders of vessels with a capacity above 150 000 m3 entered since the end of 2012.