Commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Co (LDC) is planning to charter in its first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding, which is set to be ordered in China.

Brokers named LDC as the charterer behind a soon-to-be inked MR tanker at Chengxi Shipyard Co in Jiangyin city.

The lone newbuilding, and an option for a second vessel, are due to be ordered by China’s CSSC Leasing in what could be a groundbreaking order for the CSSC-controlled shipyard.