Kuwait and Cairo-based Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) has ordered two VLGC newbuildings at a shipyard under the control of Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE).

In a regulatory filing, South Korean shipbuilding group KSOE said Ulsan-based Hyundai Heavy Industries would build the ships.

KSOE did not disclose the size of the vessels but shipbuilding sources said the gas carriers would each have a capacity of 91,000 cbm.