Global LNG Fleet Market: Trends and Opportunities (2015-2019)
Scope of the Report
The report titled “Global LNG Fleet Market: Trends & Opportunities (2015-2019)” analyzes the potential opportunities and significant trends in the global LNG fleet industry. The report provides market size and forecast of global LNG fleet market both in terms of capacity and no. of units. The report provides detailed analysis of the LNG fleet market by types such as LNG carriers, FSRU, FLNG and LNG Fueled fleet. LNGC detailed market analysis by type, new build orders, by order book, by capacity and vessel size is also provided in the report. It also covers global market share analysis of the LNG fleet market by key players and by order book.
The report has detailed segments on market analysis of the FSRU and FLNG. The FSRU market has grown from being non-existent in 2004 to having a total of 20 operational units. The FLNG market has been on the cusp of becoming reality for almost a decade with the early plans for FLNG targeting stranded gas fields which were too small for land-based LNG plants.
Leading companies operating in the global LNG fleet market such as GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), Hoegh LNG Holdings, and Teekay LNG Partners, have been profiled with their financials and respective business strategies. The growth of the market has been projected taking into consideration various aspects like previous growth patterns, the current trends, the growth drivers, challenges and environmental conditions.
LNG industry has witnessed major evolution since 1970s. After a surge of newbuilding in the second half of the 1970s, by the end of 1979, the global fleet consisted of 52 ships – 17 Moss, 16 Gaz Transport, 12 Technigaz, and 7 others. There were limited numbers of trade routes, with ships working on long-term charter to deliver LNG from the exporting to importing countries. The LNG shipping market has developed over the last decade, driven by growth in global liquefaction capacity and demand in the Pacific Basin. The industry is expected to increase imports significantly in the coming years.
The UK has turned out to be LNG importer as it is no longer self-sufficient in natural gas from the North Sea. The USA which was once an importer of LNG has become an exporter again after their development of large shale gas deposits. In recent years, there has also been re-export of LNG from the USA and Belgium, and this has been developing into a spot market which is gradually commanding increasing share of world LNG trade. Among the exporting countries, the biggest development was Qatar gas’s decision to greatly expand its LNG exports, seeing opportunities to sell in Europe and the USA.
The global LNG market has led to a worldwide fleet of LNG carriers that transport LNG to regasification plants around the world. New trend of new-build ordering was witnessed in late 2012 and 2013.