ExxonMobil is being linked to a spot fixture of a steam turbine-driven LNG carrier at an exceptionally strong rate for this type of tonnage as rates continue to firm in a super-strong winter market.

Brokers reported the energy major has snapped up a Vitol relet, the 155,000-cbm Trinity Arrow (built 2008), at a rate of around $200,000 per day.

It is unclear, as yet, what additional costs this includes.

The 145,700-cbm steamship Maran Gas Coronis (built 2007) is also rumoured fixed to Kogas at similar levels and the 137,540-cbm steamship Ish (built 1995) is reported chartered out on a spot basis.