Simin Ngai

Gas supply vessel MV Kairos
There are just a handful of purpose-built LNG supply vessels in the world, but the sector is growing as LNG gains popularity as a marine fuel.

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The Baltic Exchange signplate outside its doors
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A fishing boat
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Two LNG vessels at sea
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Dorian LPG executives as it went public in May 2014
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A BW LPG tanker at sea
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