Evolution of the global LNG carrier fleet

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These graphs show the evolution of the global LNG carrier fleet: annual vessels commissioned, total number of LNG carriers in service and average capacity.


The implementation of new LNG carriers remains important with 31 new vessels in 2016.

At the same time, the average capacity of the LNG carriers increased to reach more than 168,000 m3 in 2016 and should reach 175,000 m3 in 2020.

Source: IGU - WORLD LNG REPORT (2017)