John Fredriksen-controlled Flex LNG is bullish on the long-term outlook for the LNG carrier market as it eyes up prospects for three of its vessels which will redeliver in the next two years.

In a first-quarter results statement, Flex LNG chief executive Oystein Kalleklev said that in the past 13 months the company has fixed nine of its 13 LNG carriers on time-charters with the minimum period of these contracts ranging from three to five years.