Expansionist-minded Adnoc Logistics & Services has kicked off its gas carrier order spree by signing up for up to four LPG dual-fuel very large ammonia carriers at Jiangnan Shipyard in China.

Shipbuilding players said the Abu Dhabi owner had contracted the Chinese shipyard to build two firm vessels — dubbed VLACs, capable of carrying a full load of ammonia or LPG — and secured options for a further pair of ships.