Evolution of the global LNG carrier fleet

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Definition

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.


Analysis
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.

Source IGU - WORLD LNG REPORT (2014)