During 2016 seven methanol tankers with methanol dual fuelled MAN two stroke engines were introduced to the world. Following the successful introduction four more ships have been announced and are expected to be delivered during 2019.

All four ships will be built at Hyndai Mippo Dockyard in Korea. The class of the new ships has not been announced but the out of the seven previously built ships DNV-GL classed four and was involved in the methanol approval of all seven. 

All four ships will be chartered by Waterfront Shipping (WFS), a subsidiary to methanol producer Methanex. 

Two of the vessels will be owned in a joint venture between WFS and Marinvest, one will be owned by NYK and the fourth will be owned in a joint venture between IINO and Mitsui.

Methanex press release [external link]