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Every seventh newbuild is built to sail on alternative fuels

More than 15 percent of all new vessels in the global orderbook have been ordered to be able to sail on alternative fuels. LNG accounts for the vast majority.

Photo: Earnie Grafton/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Slightly more than every seventh vessel in the global orderbook is being built to sail on alternative fuels, shows new analysis from Clarksons Research.

Overall, shipping companies and other players have ordered 776 ships set to sail on alternative fuels. This figure is equivalent to 15.2 percent of the global orderbook. The figure is, however, higher looking at the ships' total size in gross tonnage.

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