South Korean shipowner SK Shipping is being linked to an order for an LNG carrier newbuilding announced on Tuesday by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co (KSOE).

The South Korean holding company for Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and unlisted Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries said it had won a contract to build a 174,000-cbm LNG carrier from an "Asian shipper".