The 2010 edition of the LPG World Shipping Yearbook features a full listing of the entire in-service LPG carrier fleet as well as all the LPG carriers on order. The 18-page tabulated listing shows that the existing fleet reached a record high number of 1,092 ships as of 1 May 2010, while a further 166 vessels were on order on that date.
The fleet list in the LPG World Shipping 2010 Yearbook is broken down by the generic types of LPG carriers. The 240 fully refrigerated LPG carriers, for example, are comprised of 146 very large gas carriers (VLGCs), 21 large gas carriers (LGCs) and 73 mid and handy-size gas carriers (MGCs). There are 18 VLGCs and 7 MGCs currently on order.
The existing fleet of semi-pressurised/fully refrigerated (semi-ref) gas carriers now stands at 320 ships and includes 127 liquefied ethylene gas carriers (LEGCs). The ethylene carrier fleet has been the most rapidly expanding segment of the LPG fleet in recent years and the May 2010 semi-ref orderbook of 70 vessels included 37 LEGCs.
The largest single segment of the world LPG fleet remains the fully pressurised gas carrier. There are 532 of these “workhorses” in service, ranging in capacity from 10,000 down to a few hundred cubic metres, while the fully pressurised gas carrier orderbook stands at 71 vessels.
The fleet list in the LPG World Shipping 2010 Yearbook features key information on each ship, including capacity, delivery date, shipyard and shipowner. Also, to put the gas carrier into its commercial context, the name is given of the pool or fleet in which the vessel is currently serving.
The LPG fleet list table in the LPG World Shipping 2010 Yearbook has been compiled jointly by BRL Shipping Consultants and LPG World Shipping. BRL Shipping Consultants maintains a large shipping database in which key information on 80,000 ships of all types is updated as appropriate.
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