Up to now in 2022 a complete of 162 LNG-fuelled vessels have been ordered. Picture Credit score: DNV

A complete of 9 LNG-fuelled vessels had been ordered globally in July, in keeping with classification society DNV, down considerably from the numbers seen a yr in the past however with a number of massive orders developing.

The 9 orders in July compares with six in June and 21 in July 2021

Up to now in 2022 a complete of 162 LNG-fuelled vessels have been ordered, DNV mentioned in an emailed assertion on Tuesday. 52% of those orders have been for container ships and 25% for automobile carriers.

“Though the expansion in orders has slowed down considerably according to the overall newbuild ordering exercise, there are a number of massive orders within the pipeline,” Martin Wold, principal marketing consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory Enterprise, mentioned within the assertion.

“It’s also encouraging to see some revolutionary pilot tasks hitting the order books, together with cruise ships run on liquid hydrogen powered gasoline cells.

“Some of these tasks are key to driving expertise maturity and establishing security frameworks, and to accelerating the decarbonization of delivery.”