News & Analysis

LPG tanker Jia Yuan
18 Oct 2018
China turns away from US imports and goes to Qatar for LPG for the next five years.
Dorian LPG executives as it went public in May 2014
10 Oct 2018
Dorian LPG has hit back at BW LPG’s withdrawal from a proposed merger, in which the latter cited a lack of constructive engagement from Dorian.
A BW LPG tanker at sea
09 Oct 2018
BW LPG has withdrawn its offer to combine with Dorian LPG, citing a lack of constructive engagement.
2000-built Epic Balta (ex-York)
05 Oct 2018
Japanese operating leases are becoming an alternative source for ship financing for shipowners outside Japan.
2006-built LPG tanker, Belgravia
03 Oct 2018
The LPG segment has seen a surge in newbuildings with the recovery in charter rates. 
2015-built 54,336 dwt LPG tanker, Corvette
14 Sep 2018
Three family-run Japanese shipowners have acquired three VLGCs from Dorian LPG in sale-and-bareboat-charter deals.
A BW LPG vessel
30 Aug 2018
The world’s largest owner of VLGCs said four of its vessels will be retrofitted with dual-fuel engines, with the works coinciding with drydocking in 2020.
Epic Caledonia, a 3,500 cbm pressurised vessel in Epic Gas' fleet. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch
15 Aug 2018
Singapore-based, Oslo-listed shipowner Epic Gas narrowed losses in the second quarter of 2018, and is optimistic about global seaborne LPG volumes.
13 Aug 2018
Tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are snowballing and artificial trade barriers are now threatening to reroute high-volume energy, industrial and agricultural bulk trades. How could tonne-miles be affected?
2016-built 59,087 dwt Ethane Crystal
27 Jul 2018
Terminal investment thrusts Chinese petrochemical player into shipping.