News & Analysis

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.
2008-built mid-sized LPG carrier Sanko Independence
13 Jul 2018
Once having boasted a fleet of 180 vessels, Japanese shipowner Sanko has only three vessels left following its drive to downsize its operations.
1991-built LPG tanker, Nanga Parbat
11 Jul 2018
Shipping Corporation of India has sold its LPG carrier pair for demolition amid the depressed market following the slump in local steel prices.
Epic Gas vessel Epic Bermuda.
10 Jul 2018
Epic Gas has refinanced five LPG carriers with a USD34 million facility.  
Dorian’s 1025-built Constellation
13 Jun 2018
The BW-Dorian proposal raises the question of whether a company can control enough of the fleet to sway chartering price negotiations.
Wisdom Marine chairman and founder James Lan.
04 Jun 2018
Taiwanese shipowner Wisdom Marine Lines is looking to expand its LPG newbuildings as it takes delivery of its first LPG carrier after securing a seven-year time charter agreement with Swiss trader Geogas.