The global LPG tanker market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker refers to a gas carrier used for transporting petroleum gases in bulk quantities. It consists of independent reservoirs arranged in cargo holds. Some of the commonly used LPG tankers include small-pressurized tanks, insulated or refrigerated seagoing tanks and semi-pressurized tanks. They are driven by a controllable-pitch propeller and geared-diesel set and are available in very large, large, medium and small-sized variants. These tankers are also used for transporting ammonia, propylene and vinyl chloride. As a result, they find extensive applications across various industries, including oil and gas, chemical, automotive and refinery.
Significant growth in the oil and gas industry, along with increasing shale gas production across the globe, is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, the rising demand of LPG for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications is providing a thrust to the market growth. LPG tankers are widely used for safe and convenient storage and transportation of gas over long distances. In line with this, the increasing demand of LPG as a feedstock for the manufacturing of fertilizers and petrochemicals is also contributing to the growth of the market. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the integration of semi-membrane tanks and bow wave resistance systems on the hull of the tanker, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. Manufacturers are also installing engines with higher horsepower and improved fuel efficiency that consume lesser fuel and offer enhanced speed. Other factors, including the implementation of favorable government policies, along with extensive infrastructural developments, especially in the developing economies, are anticipated to drive the market toward growth. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global LPG tanker market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global LPG tanker market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, vessel size and, refrigeration and pressurization.
Breakup by Vessel Size:
Breakup by Refrigeration and Pressurization:
Breakup by Region:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being BW Group, Dorian LPG Ltd., EXMAR, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, StealthGas Inc., STX Corporation (Afc Mercury Co. Ltd) and The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd
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