Danish headquartered Celsius Tankers has chartered out its next four LNG carrier newbuildings to trader Gunvor's marine arm Clearlake Shipping.

Celsius confirmed it has ordered four 180,000-cbm newbuildings from Samsung Heavy Industries, which it dubbed ultra-eco LNG carriers.

The company said the latest newbuildings will be chartered to Gunvor Group subsidiary Clearlake Shipping on a long-term basis, without detailing the period.

Celsius said the vessels will be fitted with MEGA propulsion units, air lubrication systems, optimised hull shapes and be built to Lloyds’ Register class notation “EEDI-3”, meeting IMO requirements for ships built after 2025 for 30% more energy efficiency.