Shipping companies order LNG-fueled vessels ships like never before

Despite criticism of LNG as an alternative fuel, carriers consistently order more and more LNG vessels, show new data from DNV Maritime. In April alone, carriers placed orders for 31 new LNG-fueled vessels. DNV expects demand for vessels of this kind to rise in the coming years.

France's CMA CGM expects to have 32 LNG-powered vessels in operation by 2023. | Photo: CMA CGM - PR

Shipping companies are ordering LNG-fueled vessels like never before, with more and more being ocean-going ones such as container ships.

In March and April, shipping companies ordered a total of 21 and 31 new LNG-fueled vessels, respectively, bringing the total number of orders for LNG-fueled vessels to 80 this year, according to data released by DNV Maritime's Alternative Fuel Insight.

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