CSIS Shipbuilding Up 47 Percent in 2005
The China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC), built 3.17 million tons of new ships in 2005, up 47 percent.
In 2005, the CSIC received 3.73 million tons of new orders and 2.85 million tons of new ships are under construction. The profit it earned topped $123.9 million, up 85 percent year-on-year. China's shipbuilding companies built 12 million tons of new ships in 2005, accounting for 18 percent of the world market, ranking third after the Republic of Korea and Japan. At present the corporation has 10.7 million tons of new ship orders at hand, with a contractual value of about $10 billion, up 40 percent year-on-year. Major companies have orders at hand until 2009. Li said the corporation will receive three million tons of new orders and build 2.53 million tons of ships, aiming to collect $185.88 million in profit, up 30 percent year-on-year in 2006.