LNG transport: shipping economics?

The purpose of this data-file is to model the economics of shipping large cryogenic cargoes, such as LNG or liquefied CO2 in larger tankers. In each case, we break down the costs and day-rates needed to earn 10% IRRs, including capex, opex, fuel, maintenance and port fees.

Shipping an LNG cargo costs $1-3/mcf, while the most important input variable is the distance from source to destination.

Shipping a CO2 cargo costs $5-50/ton, while again the most important input variable is transport distance. Although in the CO2 case, using a low-carbon e-fuel (e.g,. ammonia, green methanol) approximately doubles total cost.

Input variables and assumptions are broken down on the backup tabs (e.g., below). Please download the data-file to stress test these inputs.