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China Rongsheng Report 2012 Revenue Cut by Half

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries release financial results for the twelve months ended 31, December 2012. In 2012, the Group recorded approximately RMB 7.96 billion in revenue, a year-over-year decrease of 50% from RMB 15.9 billion. Losses attributable to equity holders of the Company were RMB 572.6 million, compared to earnings of RMB 1.7 billion in 2011. Mr. Chen Qiang, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, said: “The sluggish global shipping market continued to reduce new shipbuilding prices and deteriorate payment terms, as global new shipbuilding orders plunged to their lowest level in a decade. Under adverse market situation, constructions and deliveries in our core shipbuilding segment have suffered from delays, leading to a decline in our revenue." "Shipbuilding is the Group’s core business and its major revenue contributor. During the Period, revenue from the shipbuilding segment reached RMB 7.56 billion, representing 95% of revenue. According to Clarkson Research, global new shipbuilding orders decreased 44.5% year-on-year measured in deadweight tonnage (“DWT”), and new shipbuilding orders in China fell 45.2% year-on-year for the Period. New shipbuilding prices also suffered a drop of 9.2%. In response to the adverse market environment, we adopted a defensive sales strategy."


Hyundai Unveils Diesel Engine Dual-fuel LNG Package

HHIs FGSS Test Announcement: Photo credit Hyundai Heavy Industries

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announce a successful demonstration of the world’s first ME-GI gas engine package test in combination with Hi-GAS. 
 HHI’s independent LNG Fuel Gas Supply (FGSS) the 'Hi-GAS' system (Hyundai Integrated Gas Supply System) allows marine engines to use diesel and LNG for fuel. Hi-Gas system can be used in all types of vessel such as LNG carriers, containerships, and oil tankers


Weak but Steady Growth in Oil & Gas Tanker Fleet

The world fleet of oil, chemical and gas tankers is predicted to continue to grow over the next five years, although at a much more sluggish rate than the previous five years, according to a Shipbuilding Market Report issued this month by Lloyd’s Register - Fairplay (LR Fairplay). The oil tanker fleet, which currently stands at 7,516 ships, is expected to grow by 1.9 percent per year over the next five years in terms of the number of ships. Deadweight ton (dwt) capacity will rise by 5


Korea Shipbuilders Win Orders Worth $1B

According to a Jan. 12 report from The Chosum Ilbo, Korean shipbuilders won new orders worth over $1b in the first 10 days of the new year, in a complete reversal of the situation last year. STX Offshore & Shipbuilding and Hanjin Heavy Industries delivered the good news on Jan. 11, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering won new orders earlier. Industry insiders said an overseas marketing drive in the second half of last year


MHI Receives Order for Two Cruise Ships

Pier Luigi Foschi, Chairman & CEO of Costa Crociere, (center) and Hisashi Hara, Director, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Shipbuilding & Ocean Development business of MHI (second from right) sign the contract.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed two shipbuilding contracts with Carnival Corporation & plc, for the construction of two large-sized cruise ships for Carnival's AIDA Cruises brand.   Delivery of the two ships is scheduled for spring 2015 and spring 2016 from MHI's shipyard in Nagasaki. The shipbuilding contracts are subject to financing. The two 125,000 gross tonnage (G/T), 3,250 passenger ships will be the largest ever constructed for AIDA Cruises


Yangtze River Delta Shipbuilders Floundering

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology  reports that orders in first half 2012 are down by 50.3% year-on-year. The volume of handling orders was a mere 125.87 million DWT by the end of June, down 30.7 percent year-on-year, which can easily lead to the assumption that some shipbuilders will not be able to keep operating in the following months. "We have not received any new orders. If the situation continues


Daewoo Gets Offshore Platform Order from Chevron

MarketWatch has reported that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. has received an order from a unit of Chevron Corp. (CVX) to build a drilling and production platform. The contract is the world's largest offshore plant order in terms of value and the facility's size, said Daewoo Shipbuilding in a statement. The plant will be delivered to Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. by the end of May 2009 and will be located at Angola's offshore oil field, Tombua-Landana, to produce 130


CSSC Profits Boom

China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) profits almost tripled last year as it boosted output and improved production efficiency, according to chinadaily.com. Net income surpassed $1.93b last year, skyrocketing from 5.2 billion yuan in 2006. It finished 6.55 million deadweight tons of vessels in the past year and received a record order of more than 23 million dwt of ships worldwide, which put its overall amount for orders yet to deliver beyond 50 million dwt.


SMM Set for Hamburg

At the beginning of 2008, the order book was estimated by the British shipbuilding market experts of Lloyd's Register - Fairplay (LRF) at 10,055 ships ordered, and 329.7m gross tons (GT). By the beginning of July those figures were up more than 10 percent to 11,200 newbuildings and 363 million GT – a new high. So the maritime equipment suppliers among the total of 1,950 exhibitors from 55 nations will have full order books to show at SMM 2008


China Targets Shipbuilding Sales of $189 Billion By 2015

SHANGHAI -- China aims to increase annual sales by domestic shipbuilders to $189.7 billion by 2015, as it works toward its goal of becoming the world's leading shipbuilding country, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.  China also plans to raise the value of annual shipbuilding exports to more than $80 billion by 2015, the ministry said, in a five-year plan for the shipbuilding industry. The plan provides new details regarding China's push for significant growth


GTT Bags Order for DSME-built LNGC

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has received an order for one liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC).   The ship will be built by the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo


The Switch Receives PM Shaft Generators Order

Photo courtesy of The Switch

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, received another order to deliver two PM shaft generators to WE Tech Solutions of Finland.  


Carnival to Add Nine Ships to Cruise Fleet

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Carnival Corporation enters into strategic partnerships to add nine cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019; shipbuilders Fincantieri and Meyer Werft to each build next-generation cruise ships for Carnival Corporation through two separate, long-term partnerships  


NYC Ferries: Gladding-Hearn Building Three New Vessels

Photo courtesy of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of the first of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Inc., in New York City. A keel-laying ceremony at the Somerset-Mass., shipyard in January


MOL Expands Container Fleet

Containership Courtesy MOL

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd


Are Megaships Game Changers?

Image: A.P. Moeller-Maersk Triple-E

 Bragging rights for the world’s largest container ship have changed hands four times in as many months and keep on shifting again, says a report in the Bloomberg.   The megaships have come to dominate container shipping with astonishing rapidity over the past decade


General Dynamics Hosts Keel-Laying Ceremony for Submarine Colorado

Annie Mabus chalked her initials into the keel of the nuclear submarine Colorado, which were then welded by Electric Boat employee John Alves (Photo courtesy of General Dynamics)

  Continuing a time-honored shipbuilding tradition, Ship Sponsor Annie Mabus laid the keel of the submarine Colorado, on Saturday, March 7, marking the ceremonial start of construction for the 15th ship of the Virginia Class. The event was hosted by General Dynamics Electric Boat at its


Bangladesh Mulls Investments in Shipbuilding

Picture: Khulna Shipyard Limited

 If the Bangladesh government shows more vision and ambition in helping remove constraints on local shipbuilders, investments will pour in, say industry observers.   The EU Ambassador in Dhaka has said that the European Union is looking to invest in the Bangladeshi shipbuilding industry


Bedeschi Bags Cargo Handling Equipment Order

An order for cargo handling equipment to be used on Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel has been awarded to Italy’s Bedeschi SPA, marking the second major equipment contract to be awarded by the shipyard, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Limited.   


Conference to Highlight Advancements in Shipyard Welding

When it comes to shipbuilding, welding is the most vital and fundamental manufacturing process in the construction of ships and metal hull boats. At the 2015 American Welding Society’s (AWS) 9th semiannual shipbuilding conference to take place April 7-8, in Virginia Beach, Va


Georgia Ports Enhance Breakbulk Cargo Handling

Photo courtesy of GPA

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking for GPA and its customers.   "The new system means faster service and better communication with our breakbulk customers


GTT Receives Order for MOL LNGC

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has received a new order for one Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC).   The new ship for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will be built by the


Southeast Asian Shipbuilders Turn Bullish

Picture by Korea Offshore & Shipbuilding Association (KOSHIPA)

  Despite the issues surrounding over-tonnaging in the ship-building industry as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, more than 587 vessels are expected to be built in Southeast Asia in 2015.    According to a report by Robert Willmington of IHS Maritime


China Rongsheng to Sell Shipbuilding Business

Pic by China Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI)

 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an undisclosed third party Chinese investor to sell its onshore shipbuilding and offshore engineering business.   Both parties will further negotiate details of the deal


Bow Thrusters Ordered for New NYC Ferries

Photo courtesy of WESMAR

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced that its heavy duty Bow Thrusters have been selected for three new 165-foot, 600-passenger excursion and sightseeing ferries operated by Circle Line Cruises, the New York City sightseeing company.






 
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