This week AP Moller-Maersk took steps to double its bet on methanol fuelling but saw its share price plummet. Product tanker rates got spiky, and banking giant JP Morgan was linked to a series of LNG carrier orders.

Maersk is often seen as an industry first-mover and last year made a groundbreaking order for 12 methanol duel-fuel neo-panamax container ships, including options that were exercised.