There are now three LNG-fuelled VLCCs on order and 12 known newbuildings under discussion at shipyards.

TradeWinds revealed one of these projects last week when it reported on S ONE Capital’s letter of intent for six vessels.

But the rationale for building dual-fuelled VLCCs seems strewn with more hurdles and questions than for other shipping sectors.

A key question for any shipowner or operator looking at using LNG as a fuel is the availability of supply infrastructure.