Greek shipowner Dynagas is in the process of securing up to four berths for its pioneering super-size LNG carriers with China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) as owners turn to Chinese yards in search of LNG berths.

Newbuilding sources in Europe and Asia said Dynagas is close to signing a letter of intent for two firm 200,000-cbm LNG vessels with the planned deal said to include a further pair of options.