Idan Ofer-controlled Cool Company is looking to fix an LNG carrier newbuilding and two 2024-redelivering vessels in a market that it sees as leaning towards multi-year and long-term deals.

In a first-quarter results statement on Wednesday, the company pointed to its recently announced 14-year charter agreement for one of its two LNG newbuildings, set to be delivered in late 2024, to Gail (India) and said that this deal sets “a strong precedent” for the second vessel, adding that discussions with potential charterers are ongoing.