A record 61% of all newbuilding orders by gross tonnage this year are alternative fuel-capable ships, but the great majority will burn LNG, Clarksons Research reports.

Some 226 orders of 21m gt, representing 59% of the total, were LNG dual-fuel orders in the first half of 2022.

Just 1.6%, or five orders totalling 600,000 gt, were methanol-fuelled and 16.3% were “ammonia ready”.

Alternative fuel-capable orders have risen from 31.7%,