Interest is running hot for what are perceived to be four unexpectedly open LNG carrier newbuilding berths for delivery dates in 2026 at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

Newbuilding market sources said DSME has gone out to its existing favoured LNG customers offering them each at least one berth. They named the companies as Japanese owner Mitsui OSK Lines and Angelicoussis Group company Maran Gas Maritime.

MOL is understood to be showing interest, but it is less clear if Maran will move forward, particularly at today’s strong prices of around the $250m mark.