A VLGC trading in the fleet of Japanese energy giant Eneos Corp has reportedly been sold to United Arab Emirates-based interests in what is a rare acquisition type for Middle East shipowners.

Brokers who focus on the gas sector have named ambitious tanker and gas carrier newcomer Al Seer Marine Supplies of Abu Dhabi as the buyer of the 83,000-cbm LPG carrier G Symphony (built 2011) in a transaction valued at $56m.