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The Gases team is firmly established at the heart of the global gas markets, leading the way in the brokerage of LPG, Ammonia, Petrochemical Gases and LNG. We are committed to the emerging marine transportation of CO₂ and the development of green ammonia.

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Countries

We have offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Norway, Spain, Singapore, China and Japan.

50+

Specialists in the team

We have more than 40 brokers, supported by 3 dedicated analysts and 10 post-fixture experts.

10+

Languages

Our team speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Norwegian, French, Mandarin and Portuguese.

Services

Chartering

Chartering

Combining specialist knowledge and extensive experience

OUR FOCUS
  • LPG, Ammonia, LNG
  • Petrochemical Gases, CO2
  • Post-Fixture Support
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Market Analysis
  • Comprehensive Service Range.
SPECIALISTS IN
  • Time Charters
  • Voyage Charters
  • Contracts of Affreightment
  • Coastal
  • Long-Haul
  • Storage
  • Ship-to-Ship
  • Term Strategy
  • Projects.
OUR APPROACH

With access to extensive market intelligence, backed by dedicated analysts, as well as expert post-fixture services - we’re uniquely positioned to help clients grow their businesses and navigate the challenges of regulation changes and environmental demands. Our close relationships with shipowners enables us to provide efficient and flexible, long-term shipping solutions.

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Chartering team

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Commodity Broking

Commodity Broking

Expert understanding of the sector’s specific requirements

OUR FOCUS
  • LPG
  • Hands-on Guidance
  • Commercial Execution Skills
  • Combined Ship and Commodity Transactions
  • Market Strategy.
SPECIALISTS IN
  • FOB
  • CFR
  • DAP
  • Spot Transactions
  • Term Transactions
  • Grade, Location, and Time Exchanges
  • Storage and Throughput Deals
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Import and Export Project Development
  • LPG Derivatives.
OUR APPROACH

Known across the industry, our dedicated LPG commodity brokers have an unrivalled track record. Working hand in hand with LPG chartering to deliver enhanced knowledge of the industry.

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LPG Commodity team

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Asset Broking

Asset Broking

Unique market insight

OUR FOCUS
  • Coverage of All Gas Ship Types
  • Sale and Purchase
  • Newbuildings
  • Vessel Design Innovations
  • Investment Validation.
SPECIALISTS IN
  • Sale and Purchase
  • Newbuilding Contracts
  • Design Advancements
  • Futureproofing
  • Technical Advisory
  • Asset Tenders.
OUR APPROACH

We have extensive experience over several decades handling Sale and Purchase and newbuilding contracts in this highly-specialised field. Working closely with the Gas analysts and Chartering teams, we provide best-in-class project and strategic solutions for our clients.


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GASES

Comprehensive gas brokerage service

We’re the world’s most comprehensive and widely recognised gas brokerage service. Our expert teams are able to advise and guide clients from project inception to contract execution, post-fixture through to transaction expiry. With an extensive knowledge base and ability to draw on the strengths of the wider Clarksons’ Group, our exhaustive range of services includes market analysis, short and long-term chartering, vessel Sale & Purchase, as well as project-type requirements incorporating all these elements. 

Our unique skill-base enables us to work closely with clients through every stage of the transaction, across LPG, Ammonia, LNG, CO₂ and petrochemical gases. Spanning three continents and covering most time zones, our specialist teams work seamlessly to provide the highest level of client support. By bringing all the gas disciplines together, we leverage the natural synergies within our client base and take advantage of technological developments in order to move towards more efficient and environmentally conscious shipping.

Globally recognised for our hands-on expertise, we have been influential in numerous major shipping and commodity projects across the industry. For example, in the advancement and contracting of new ship designs in response to anticipated shifts in trade patterns and transportation economies. And we continue to enhance our service offering as the industry rapidly accelerates towards greener shipping, partnering with clients to support decarbonisation strategies, including those focused on the production, storage, utilisation and marine transportation of CO₂ and green ammonia.    

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INSIGHTS

Green ammonia in shipping

Gases CO2 and Ammonia
Insights

First official UK carbon storage application round closes

To date, only six CO₂ storage sites in the UK have had licences granted, however none of them are currently being used for storage. Given the exponential growth in the number of companies looking to enter the CCS sector, storage is becoming increasingly important, and this heightened demand has triggered growing momentum to not only use existing sites, but also create additional new areas.

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Gases CO2 and Ammonia
Insights

Ammonia and the cuckoo in the nest

At first glance, it appears that ammonia should be enjoying its moment in the spotlight: new production projects are being announced on a regular basis and there is continued strong demand as well as high prices. Plus, the shift towards cleaner production techniques and ‘greener ammonia’ is well underway. Indeed, it is widely acknowledged that ammonia holds a potentially significant position in the drive towards decarbonisation.

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Gases CO2 and Ammonia
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What will increased UK carbon storage mean for shipping markets?

UK storage remains relatively underdeveloped at present, with just six UK sites that have had licences granted to date. But all that looks set to change as the number of companies looking to enter the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) sector has grown exponentially. Given that storage is the starting place for all CCS projects (no storage, no project!), we are starting to see the development of UK carbon storage facilities that would underpin the region’s ability to cater for an extensive storage infrastructure.

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