Containership Orders Increase

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Containership orders are increasing at a dramatic rate, analysis from Braemar’s Seascope’s research division has revealed.

Figures show that since the beginning of this year 52 containerships of 10,000TEU or larger have been ordered – compared to just 10 vessels from this sizeband for the whole of 2010 and zero of this size in 2009.

This year’s containership orders add 765,000TEU to the post-panamax boxship orderbook. As of August 30th 2011, the total number of vessels of this size on order reached 158 ships, totalling 2.13mTEU which represents 48% of the fully cellular orderbook.

Table 1: 10,000TEU or larger containerships ordered since Jan 1, 2011.


Order Date    Owner    Shipyard    NO of Vessels Ordered    TEU Capacity of each Vessel    Total TEU of Order
Jan-11    AP Moller-Maersk    Daewoo Shipbuilding    10    18,000    180,000
Mar-11    OOIL    Samsung Heavy Industries    6    13,000    78,000
May-11    OOIL    Samsung Heavy Industries    4    13,000    52,000
Jun-11    Seaspan Corp    Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding    7    10,000    70,000
Jun-11    AP Moller-Maersk    Daewoo Shipbuilding    10    18,000    180,000
Jun-11    NOL    Hyundai Samho    10    14,000    140,000
Aug-11    Hyundai Merchant Marine    Daewoo Shipbuilding    5    13,000    65,000

 

Table 2 – Order year for ships of 10,000TEU or larger.
 

Year of Order    Number of Containerships
2006    34
2007    114
2008    30
2009    0
2010    10
2011    52

 

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