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Consortium Formed to Invest in China Shipbuilding

At the invitation of China Steel Corp. (CSC) and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Wan Hai Lines Ltd. has shown its willingness to enter into a consortium led by CSC to invest in the state-run China Shipbuilding Corp., which has decided to go private through public bidding, according to a report on Taiwan Headlines. China Shipbuilding estimated it would sell a 51 percent up to 66 percent stake to become a privately owned firm. Potential buyers of the China Shipbuilding shares include Evergreen Marine Corp., Taiwan Navigation Co., Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Yung Chi Paint & Varnish Mfg. Co., Kuang Tai Co., Wan Hai Lines Ltd., China Steel Corp., MPH, BAE of the U.S., Mitsubishi of Japan, and Hyundai of South Korea. The CSC-led consortium will also contain China Shipbuilding's downstream firms, such as Yung Chi Paint & Varnish Mfg. Co. If everything goes smoothly, China Shipbuilding will have a new management team comprised of its downstream firms and its two-largest clients-Yang Ming and Wan Hai. Yang Ming has contracted China Shipbuilding to build 22 vessels that will be delivered by the end of 2009; Wan Hai currently has 10 vessels under construction by China Shipbuilding that will be delivered by the end of 2008. Wan Hai chairman Chen Chao-heng said his company would give first priority to participating in the CSC-led consortium, rather than in another group led by the MPH Group of the U.S.


McDermott Enters China JV

  CNN reported that one of McDermott International Inc.’s subsidiaries has entered into a joint venture with a subsidiary of the state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. The joint venture company, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering Company Ltd., plans to establish a new location on over 111 acres in .  The facility is expected to be located next to two new China Shipbuilding shipyards. China Shipbuilding has one floating dock and five drydocks in the area


Taiwan Invites Stake in China Shipbuilding

The Taiwan Government is inviting bids for a majority stake in China Shipbuilding Corp, the island’s biggest shipbuilder, to help the company become more competitive and raise funds for public spending, according to a Bloomburg report. The Government aims to sell a stake of between 51 per cent and 66 per cent in the company, the shipbuilder said in a statement published in Taipei’s Commercial Times. The stake offered includes three billion new shares.


EU Inquiry Deadline into China Shipbuilding, Mitsubishi

The European Commission said the deadline for its inquiry into China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Wartsila Oyj's proposed marine engine manufacturing joint venture is set for April 26. CSIC will hold 50 percent of the venture, while Wartsila will have 27 percent and Mitsubishi 23 percent.


China Shipbuilder CSIC Diversifies Operations

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) signs agreement with Sansha Municipal Government to work on infrastructure energy & water resources. China's major ship-building conglomerate will start infrastructure, energy and water resources projects in Sansha, the country's southernmost city in the South China Sea, reports China Daily. The Sansha Municipal Government signed a package of cooperation agreements with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation


China's Shipbuilding Hub Faces Precipice

Jiangsu Province’s Economic and Information Technology Commission reviews Q1 2013 province-wide  shipyard finances. The review of the shipbuilding industry’s performance showed that 44 privately-owned shipbuilders out of 66 failed to win new orders and none of major seven builders could ink a contract, with 30% of large corporations recording a loss, reports China Shipbuilding Industry Co. Shipbuilders’ profit margins in Jiangsu appear to be sharply decreasing from


Petroleos de Venezuela Orders 18 Tankers

Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it will buy 18 oil tankers from China for $1.3b as South America's largest oil firm seeks to boost exports to Asia. Orders for the tankers were placed with China State Shipbuilding Corp., and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. A timetable wasn't provided for deliveries. (Source: Toronto Star)


Wärtsilä Expands in China

Wärtsilä has signed a letter of intent with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) to set up a 50/50 joint venture to manufacture marine auxiliary engines in China. The location of the new factory will be in the Shanghai area. The intention is to start the production of the defined Auxpac W20 generating sets for the growing shipbuilding market in China and to sell these through Wärtsilä global network. Auxiliary engines are used for producing electricity in ships.


China Ocean Orders Four VLCC's

COSCO CSIC signing ceremmony: Image courtesy of COSCO Group

COSCO Group has ordered 4 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The ceremony was attended by Chairman Ma Zehua, President Li Yunpeng, Chief Financial Officer Sun Yueying, and Executive Vice President Ye Weilong of COSCO Group, as well as President Li Changyin, Executive Vice President Dong Qiang and Executive Vice President Sun Bo from CSIC. COSCO inform that managers and executives from relevant departments and subsidiaries of the two


Subsea Crane Ordered from China for New AHTS

MacGregor has secured an order from Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry for a 100-metric-ton SWL active heave-compensated subsea crane. The MacGregor crane will be installed on the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, currently under construction for the offshore specialist, China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL). Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry, a subsidiary of one of China's largest shipbuilders, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)


ABB Azipods Selected for First Chinese-built Icebreaker

Image: ABB

ABB’s Azipod propulsion chosen to power polar science research vessel for debut into Chinese icebreaker market   ABB’s Azipod propulsion system will power a Chinese polar science research icebreaker, the first vessel of its type to be built in China


Sonatrach Orders LPG Vessel from China

Photo:  Groupe SONATRACH

 Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach has awarded two Chinese firms a $40 million deal to deliver a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier and an option to provide a second vessel, according to a Sonatrach document seen by Reuters.  


Diana Shipping Delays Newcastlemax Delivery

Courtesy Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, it signed two addenda with China Shipbuilding Trading Company


Odffjell to Build Record Size Stainless Steel Chem Tankers

Kristian Mørch CEO Odfjell SE (Photo: Odfjell SE)

Odfjell has ordered four chemical tankers (with options for an additional four) with stainless steel cargo tanks from China Shipbuilding Trading CO., Ltd. and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., Ltd. The ships cost $60m each.   The 49,000 dwt ships, with a cargo capacity at 54,600 cbm


China Probes Executives of CSIC, COSCO

Chinas first built 300,000 dwt VLCC. Pic by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) are being probed in China’s national anti-corruption scheme, according to a report in the Reuters.   The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has not named any company


Evac's Total Waste Management for Atlantic Mercy

Atlantic Mercy (Photo: EVAC)

The global cleantech company Evac has been chosen to supply its total waste management system to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Atlantic Mercy. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Mercy Ships, the ship will provide medical care in the poorest parts of Africa


China COSCO Orders 11 New Boxships

China COSCO has ordered 11 container ships from four Chinese shipbuilders in a $1.51 billion order that will propel the country's largest shipping line into the big league of giant vessel owners. The ships, which will have the capacity to carry up to 19,000 20-foot containers (TEU)


Evergreen Orders 10 More Ships

Photo: Evergreen Group

 The Evergreen Group, Taiwan's largest container shipper, has signed an agreement with Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co. to build 10 new container vessels with a capacity of 2,800 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) to expand its fleet.  


China Offers Cheaper Submarines to Egypt

Photo: Chinese Navy

 China is offering to build submarines for Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer from Germany, sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to enhance weapons exports over a normal patron bottom in Asia.   According to sources, Beijing has sought to undercut Western submarine makers


Shanhaiguan Books Order for Six Containerships

Photo by Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry

 China’s Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry has booked an order to build up to six feeder containerships for Dalian Port Wantong Logistics and Dalian Jifa Ship Management.    The newbuilding contract will see the affiliate yard of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation


China Shipping 21,000 teu Order for SWS

Image: China Shipping Group

 China Shipping Group's CSCL has agreed a deal to bareboat charter up to 11 units of 21,000 teu containerships, of which five will be options exercisable after six months of charter for the first six ships, says local media reports.  


Diana Shipping Time Charter Contract for Seattle with SwissMarine

M/V Seattle. Photo: Diana Shipping Inc

 Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,  has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services S.A


SENER Celebrates 50 Years of FORAN

Photo: SENER

SENER celebrates in Shanghai the FORAN System 50th anniversary and presents the new version V80   The SENER Group division in Shanghai held a 50th anniversary celebration of FORAN system where it also presented its new version V80. More than 100 attendees from 40 companies including


Chinese Shipyard DSIC Acquires FORAN

The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with the Chinese shipyard Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. (DSIC) for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER. DSIC is operated under the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)


Aqualis Offshore and CSDC Join Forces

Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center Co., Ltd (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on engineering projects both in China and internationally.    CSDC, a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC)






 
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