According to the authoritative shipbuilding consultancy Clarkson statistics, although the world's new ship orders fell by 50% since this January to May, the LNG shipbuilding orders had grown 24% compared to the same period. Clarkson said, probably from the beginning of last year, LNG officially become a market "darling", and global orders have been reached to 51 ships. It is predicted that new 40 LNG ships will be produced by the end of this year. In May, the eighth "Trade Winds Shipping China" held in Shanghai put forward that LNG supply in China would appear shortage, and it is expected that in 2015, China's LNG ship demand will reach 31 million cubic tons per year. There will be a great demand space as China would probably need more than 65 LNG ships.