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Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Increase

Japanese shipyards received in October foreign orders for 44 vessels totaling 1,583,880 gt, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. The tonnage jumped 728.4 percent compared to orders received a year earlier, a spokesperson said. Thirty-five orders were for bulk carriers, seven for freighters and two for oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 gt or more. In September, foreign ship orders rose 175 percent year on year.


Daewoo Gets Container Ship Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. said on won a $592.3m container ship order from an Asian shipper. The vessel will be delivered to the company by the end of July 2011, Daewoo said in a filing with the Korea Exchange. Source: Reuters


Daewoo Wins Ship Orders

Beleagured Daewoo Heavy Industries won $230 million in ship orders from Companies in Hong Kong and Europe. Daewoo reported earned an order to build a bulk carrier from Hong Kong's Tai Chong Cheang Co. Ltd. and two bulk carriers from Oak Maritime Inc. Norway's Bergesen d.y. Group ASA is reported to have given Daewoo an order for one mineral carrier and Belgium's Bocimar N.V. an order for two bulk carriers. The orders tallied at $120 million


S.Korea STX Sees Orders Resuming in 2nd Half

According to a Feb. 26 report from Reuters, South Korea's STX Group, which runs the world's No. 4 shipbuilder and No. 5 dry bulk carrier, said new ship orders could resume in the second half when financing difficulties ease. Its shipmaking arm, STX Shipbuilding, is aiming to boost new orders for offshore vessels and plants by 80 percent this year to $1.8b, Vice Chairman Lee Jong-chul told reporters. (Source: Reuters)


STX Shipbuilding Gets $266.7M Ship Order

South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. (067250.SE) said Wednesday that it received a $266.7M order to build six petrochemical product carriers. An STX spokesman said the South Korean shipbuilder won the order from a Hong Kong-based company, but declined to identify the company. STX will deliver the tankers - which will have the capacity to load 51,000 tons of petrochemical products - by Sept. 2009, the company said.


GE Shipping Orders New Tankers

Great Eastern Shipping Company (GE Shipping) has ordered two new building Long Range One (LR1) product tankers from STX Shipbuilding Company, Korea. The vessels, of around 74,500 dwt each, are due for delivery during Q3 FY 2008-09. With this order, the company`s new building orderbook stands at 9 tankers (4 LR1 product tankers and 5 MR product tankers) with an aggregate dwt of 0.52 Mn and 5 OSVs (4 AHTSVs and 1 PSV). Source: IRIS


Cruise Ship Orders Could Outstrip Demand

Cruise ship berth supply will reportedly exceed demand growth if new orders continue at their current level, according to shipping analysts.


Kone Wins Cruise Ship Order

Kone received an order from Celebrity Cruises to design, supply and install lifts for three passenger cruise ships. Kone is to supply a total of 69 units including passenger elevators, service elevators and dumbwaiters. The ships will be built at Germany’s Meyer Werft. The first ship is expected to be ready by October 2008, and the last by June 2010. (Source: http://newsroom.finland.fi)


Tanker Orders Will Not Be Cancelled

According to a report from Emirates Business 24/7, existing new-build programs in the tanker sector of the shipping industry are expected to go ahead with no fear of cancellations despite the current slowdown in the industry's performance, said a senior executive. While ship orders in other sectors have suffered from unprecedented cancellations due to financial constraints, the relatively stronger position of the tanker sector has helped to prevent a similar trend.


Hyundai Heavy Wins $1.36b Container Ship Order

Heavy Industries Co, has secured an order worth $1.36b from an unnamed European shipowner to build eight container ships. The company said in a regulatory filing that it plans to deliver the vessels by April 2012. The contract value is equivalent to 10.2 percent of total revenue it earned in 2006. Source: Reuters


South Korean Shipbuilders’ Off-Shore Debts

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

 Beleaguered South Korean  shipbuilders's total liabilities as of the end of last year for their 34 overseas affiliated companies have reached 5.3584 trillion won (US$4.65 billion), up 28.7% compared to five years ago, reports BusinessKorea.  


Massive Layoff Ahead for Hyundai Heavy

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI)

 Another massive reduction in the Korean shipbuilding workforce may come as most shipyards are still struggling with falling orders and mounting losses, reports Yonhap quoting industry sources.   Hyundai Heavy Industries plans for large layoffs amid a prolonged recession in the global


Genting Completes Purchase of 3 shipyards

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Genting Hong Kong, announced the completion of the acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of 230.6 million Euros. The deal will give Genting Hong Kong the core expertise, manpower


Viking Sun Construction Underway

Photo: Fincantieri

A keel laying ceremony was held today for Viking Sun, the fourth of six cruise ships ordered by Viking Ocean Cruises to be built by Fincantieri at its Ancona shipyard.   The first building block of the ship, about 11 meters long, 28.8 meters wide and weighing about 280 tons


Mega Ships Menace for Shippers

Photo: Benjamin Franklin by CMA CGM

 The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) says that the use of mega ships and alliances remain the main problems within the shipping sector.   The popular belief is that larger ships and alliances are good for competition because of the benefits they give


Xervo Offers Boat-in-a-Box for Commercial Shipping

Lifeboat producer Xervo has now reimagined and redeveloped its Boat-In-A-Box concept to match the needs of the commercial shipping business, and has already landed its first commercial shipping order for delivery in Q2 2016. The new lifeboat combines Xervo’s well-known safety concept with a


Genting Hong Kong Acquires Nordic Yards

Photo: Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH

 Cruise ship operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd is buying three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund respectively owned by German shipbuilding company Nordic Yards for $358 million to further enable its presence in the sector.    


Shipping Investors Not Very Optimistic

Graph: Clarksons Research

 The volatility of the shipping markets has always presented opportunities and pitfalls for investors - an analysis from Clarksons Research. Getting the timing right is key, and newbuilding decisions can prove especially difficult given the need to look further forwards into the future


Italian Shipbuilding: Cruising on the Crest of a Wave

 Monfalcone Shipyard. (Photo Courtesy FINCANTIERI)

Traditionally, Italy’s location and coastal development have continued to ensure the country a flow of income from its role as a strategic European hub in what has come to be known as the new “maritime century.” The country boasts of having the largest ferry fleet


Indonesian Navy Orders MAN Engine for Training Ship

Graphical representations of the Kri Bima Suci (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for an MAN 6L21/31 engine to power a newbuilding cadet training sailing ship for the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia. The engine will be used to power the 110-meter Kri Bima Suci and up to 200 persons on board when not propelled by sail


Daewoo's World's First Icebreaking LNG Carrier for Russia Launched

Photo: Yamal LNG

 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched on Friday the world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at its Okpo shipyard in Geoje, South Gyeongsang.   It was the first ship to be launched for Russia’s Yamal project and part of a 15-ship


Arctech Lays Keel for Icebreaking Offshore Vessel

NB 511-514 Icebreaking offshore vessels Courtesy Arctech

Construction on the hull of an icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot began today at the Arctech Helsinki shipyard with a keel laying ceremony. The vessel is the first in a series of four icebreaking sister ships ordered by Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company.


Contracting in Dry Bulk Remains Low - BIMCO

Dry Bulk contracting Courtesy BIMCO

The current newbuilding prices for dry bulk ships has dropped so much that they just passed the lows of 2012 heading downwards and are now at the lowest level since 2003. That could potentially sway owners into buying new ships feeding even more into the already oversupplied fleet and worsening


Dry Bulk Shipping Record Low a Warning for Global Economy

A slump in dry bulk shipping is set to worsen as the meltdown in global commodities and too many ships free for hire rock the sector used by investors to gauge the health of world trade.   Slower coal and iron ore demand from China - the world's biggest industrial importer - have battered


Maersk Line Slashes Costs, Jobs on Asia-Europe Slowdown

Photo: Maersk Line

Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, said on Wednesday it will slash costs, cut staff by almost a fifth and pull out of vessel orders as trade along the busiest routes in the world, from Asia to Europe, slows down.  






 
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