Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping is backing what it sees as a strong outlook for ammonia and LPG by growing its gas fleet with another order for a new breed of VLGCs at a South Korean shipyard.

TradeWinds learned that the company is closing in on an order for four LPG dual-fuel VLGCs — dubbed very large ammonia carriers (VLACs) — that will be able to carry a full load of ammonia or LPG.