South Korean shipbuilders have the largest alternative fuel-capable orderbook thanks to a surge in LNG carrier newbuildings, according to Clarksons.

At the start of June, there were 917 such vessels of 68.1m gt and 42.2m cgt on order, representing 40% of gt and 43% of cgt, respectively.

Alternative fuel-capable vessels accounted for 62% of orders so far in 2022 in cgt terms — a record share — according to Clarksons, as the fuelling transition gains momentum.