Eastern Pacific Shipping has snapped up four modern LNG carriers that were formerly owned by Russia’s Sovcomflot for just over $700m in total, in a sale led by ING.

The Idan Ofer-controlled, Singapore-based company has acquired two XD-F LNG carriers, the 174,000-cbm SCF Timmerman (built 2021) and SCF Barents (built 2020).

It also picked up two tri-fuel diesel-electric (TFDE) vessels, the 170,200-cbm SCF Melampus and SCF Mitre (both built 2015).