European customers placed orders for gas carriers with South Korean yards this week, with belief the continuing war in Ukraine will turn Europe away from Russian gas imports for the long term. In China, a US$1.6 billion boxship order was reported from Europe, while a Scandinavian-headed consortium is set to order car carriers in China in coming weeks. More dual-fuel tankers will be ordered in China. An Asian shipping group plans to award newbuilding contracts for container ships with dual-fuel LNG engines. A European consortium plans to order car carriers in coming weeks.