Japanese carriers to order LNG ships for USD 17.6 billion

The biggest Japanese carriers plan to order around 90 LNG tankers ahead of 2020 for a total of USD 17.6 billion, in anticipation of increasing LNG imports from the United States and Australia.
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Bigger Japanese carriers such as Mitsui OSK Lines, Nippon Yusen KK, and Kawasaki Kishen Kaisa Ltd. plan to order as many as 90 new LNG tankers ahead of 2020. The orders will be worth approx. USD 17.6 billion in total, according to Reuters.

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