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 clearly goes up again with 47 new vessels these last 2 years. At the same time, the average capacity of the LNG carriers increased to reach 161 000 m3 in 2014. Appetite for larger vessels is confirmed in the orders registered in 2014: 80 % of the ordered LNG carriers will have a capacity superior to 170 000 m3.

Source IGU - WORLD LNG REPORT (2015)