Denmark's Celsius Tankers has chartered out the first of its four speculatively ordered LNG carrier newbuildings to Gunvor's Clearlake Shipping.

Celsius said it has "secured employment" for the 180,000-cbm Celsius Copenhagen, without giving details of the terms of hire.

It said the vessel is due for delivery from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea in October, and its remaining three newbuildings will be delivered in 2021.