Eyal Ofer-controlled Zodiac Maritime has pencilled in orders with two Chinese shipyards for up to 14 LNG dual-fuel post-panamax-sized pure car/truck carriers (PCTCs) worth more than $1.1bn.

TradeWinds has learned the company has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for a quartet of 7,000-ceu firm vessels at CIMC Raffles priced at just over $83m each.