Up to 30 additional LNG bunker vessels (LNGBVs) will be needed to supply the large numbers of LNG dual-fuelled newbuildings, according to energy advisor LansdowneMoritz.

Senior advisor Arjan Stavast said LansdowneMoritz has looked at the LNG bunker demand from the ships — the company is forecasting 11 million to 14 million tonnes per annum by 2026 — and the current LNGBV fleet to see how much it could realistically supply.

“We see a gap emerging as soon as 2026, or even before that,” he said.