Shipowners contracted a record-breaking 90 LNG carrier newbuildings in 2021, the most vessels ordered in a single year.

According to shipbrokers, industry newbuilding data loggers and TradeWinds' own records of announced orders, at least 75 full-size LNG carriers were ordered in 2021.

On top of this, three midsize or Medmax vessels of about 80,000 cbm were booked at yards during 2021 with all of the vessels destined for use in Asia.