Fleet scarcity to boost 2021 LPG freight rates
The LPG tanker segment has been a silver lining in the second half of the year, mostly on the back of supply-side disruptions, including delays in the Panama Canal, deviation from the normal trade lane for crew changes, longer discharge times in Asia leading to tight fleet capacity. The trend is expected to continue in 2021
Strong LPG fundamentals are expected to present the segment with healthy demand in the coming year, while tight fleet supply, driven by a heavy drydocking maintenance schedule for older vessels, will keep freight rates buoyant
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