Spot charter rates for the global LNG carrier fleet in both basins are now above $50,000 per day, according to Spark Commodities.
Spark said that LNG spot freight rates for 160,000-cbm TFDE carriers rose on Monday above $50,000 in both the Atlantic and the Pacific basins for the first time since March.
The Atlantic Spark30S and the Pacific Spark25S rates rose to $50,750 per day on Monday.
“Spot rates in each basin at parity this month for the first time since December 2022,” Spark said.
LNG spot freight rates continued to push higher last week, with the rate on the Atlantic Spark30S route rising $9,750/day week-on-week to $45,000/day.
Meanwhile, spot freight in the Pacific basin also tightened, with the rate on the Spark25S route rising $9,250/day week-on-week to $47,500/day.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific rates for 160,000-cbm TFDE carriers fell below $100,000 per day in January, following record highs in October and November last year.