Shipbuilding contracts have been signed by Japanese owner NYK Line for four LNG carrier newbuildings ordered against contracts backed by charters with German utility EnBW.

Announcing a gas carrier haul of 12 vessels today, Hyundai shipyard group company HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering said it had won (KSOE) KRW 2.79trn ($2.3bn)-worth of orders from four customers in Europe, Oceania and Asia in deals signed between 26 and 28 April.