Dalian: China will need up to 60 new liquefied natural gas carriers worth in the region of $12bn between now and 2020 to meet energy goals set out in the Twelfth Five-Year plan, according to a SinoShip LNG White Paper published today in association with Standard Chartered and Watson, Farley & Williams.
There will be a minimum of four Chinese shipyards building these high spec vessels in the coming years, up from the current one, Hudong-Zhonghua.
The number of terminals in China will jump to 14 from the current five in operation at the moment with a further 10 due for consideration after 2016 depending on demand.
With the global LNG fleet also set to spike the face of LNG shipping will change dramatically with a flourishing spot market for the first time.
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