Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is natural gas that has been super-cooled to minus 163 degrees Celsius. This process constrains natural gas to condense into a liquid. Natural gas takes up to 600 times less space once forced into a liquid state, which makes it feasible to transport from its deposits to far away markets by ship.After two challenging years when LNG charter rates where plunging because of the surplus of tonnage and the financial crisis the liquefied gas-carriers sector is in transition to see better times. The demand for LNG is now again rising, due to a global economic recovery.The International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) has now finalised a first draft for a LNG voyage charterparty to be used in LNG spot trade. This thesis aims to give at first an overview over the technical background sui generis to LNG trade that have to be acknowledged in charterparties. Additionally it will give an outline on the marked as today. Therefore, a questionnaire was produced and hand over to players in the LNG market. Its response was used to draw a picture of the current marked, in addition to the use of articles. Finally, the new draft will be presented, commented and compared to existing charter solutions in the LNG trade and major charter parties (ShellLNGTime 1, ShellTime 4, ShellVoy 6, GasVoy 2005 inter alia). The thesis focuses on clauses that are special to LNG trade, or that form a novelty also to major C/P´s in use.