Latest Newbuildings: Ultra-large Boxship Orders Predominant

Marine Link
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Image courtesy of Maersk Line

With the summer holidays slowly drawing to a conclusion the newbuilding market has remained relatively quiet this week, though Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P anticipate activity to pick up again shortly.

Somewhat reflective of this subdued activity is that Clarkson have seen no new orders reported in the dry bulk this week, which contrasts directly with the activity witnessed in this sector so far this year. That being said, the market has however witnessed further activity in the medium size tanker sector as well as in the larger sizes of both the gas and particularly containers markets.

Tankships
Starting with wet - Clarkson Hellas have seen a number of options for medium sized product tankers being declared this week. Firstly, it is understood that Wilmar Holdings have extended their series of 52,000 DWT MRs at Hyundai Vinashin to six vessels having declared a further four options. Although pricing remains undisclosed, delivery of all four vessels is planned for 2015.

Clients of Horizon Tankers have re-entered the newbuilding market with an order for two firm plus two option MRs at Sungdong. Whilst pricing is undisclosed it is understood delivery of the firm vessels will be in the second half of 2015.

In the gas market, clients of Maran Gas are reported to have placed further orders for large LNG carriers, this time with an order at Hyundai Heavy Industries for two firm plus two option 174,000 CBM LNG carriers. This takes the owners total orderbook for this type of vessel to close to 20, with orders already at DSME and Hyundai Samho. Delivery of this latest order is planned for the second half of 2016 with the options in 2017 if declared.

Container ships

Clarkson Hellas took a look at box ships and the continuing trend to order the ultra-large sizes. Further to the aforementioned LNG order, HHI are also understood to have taken orders for five firm of each 18,000 TEU and 14,000 TEU size container carriers from UASC, with an additional option for a single 18,000 TEU vessel and upto six of the 14,000 TEU size. Delivery is reported to begin from the end of 2014 with the majority of vessels due to be delivered within 2015.

Similarly, Seaspan are reported to have placed an order for five firm 14,000 TEU container vessels at CSBC in Taiwan, although with slightly later delivery in 2016.

Finally, Clarkson Hellas understand that Hong Kong Asset Management (HKAM) have declared their options and ordered a further three 18,000 TEU container vessels at DSME, with all three for charter to MSC following delivery from the end of 2015.

These most recent orders bring the total number of contracts for container carriers above 13,000 TEU to around 35 vessels so far this year alone, with the total orderbook for 18,000 TEU carriers now to over 30 firm vessels.

Source: Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P Bulletin




 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Scottish Sea Farms Orders Newbuilds

Macduff Shipyards Ltd. has received a contract worth more than £3.3 million pounds from Scottish Sea Farms for the design and build of four 19.8-meter 150T steel

Kvaerner in Statoil Unmanned Platform Project

Kvaerner say that Statoil has awarded it a concept study related to a standardised, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project.

CACI Named MSC Logistics Prime Contractor

CACI International Inc says it has been selected as a prime contractor to provide logistics support to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) on the Worldwide

Shipbuilding

Scottish Sea Farms Orders Newbuilds

Macduff Shipyards Ltd. has received a contract worth more than £3.3 million pounds from Scottish Sea Farms for the design and build of four 19.8-meter 150T steel

LNG Transport Barge Design Approved by ABS

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport barge utilizing a Bristol

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

Container Ships

Container Manufacturer Reports Profit Plunge

World-leading container manufacturer and logistics services provider Singamas Container Holdings Limited (Singamas) has  announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2014.

Maersk Line Still the Leading Carrier on Reliability in Q2

During the second quarter, the overall industry reliability has improved. However, Maersk Line is pleased to have improved their performance so that they can

Evergreen Line Makes Maiden Call to Boston

Evergreen Line’s ItalLunare celebrated its maiden call to the Port of Boston with an official first call and plaque presentation on Wednesday, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced.

LNG

MARAD: Total Fuel Cycle Study for Natural Gas

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. Results showed

LNG Transport Barge Design Approved by ABS

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport barge utilizing a Bristol

Banking on US Shale Gas Boom, Asia Petrochemical Firms Switch to LPG

Asia petrochemicals firms are building tanks and retooling plants to store and process liquefied petroleum gas imported from the United States, counting on a flood

News

Scottish Sea Farms Orders Newbuilds

Macduff Shipyards Ltd. has received a contract worth more than £3.3 million pounds from Scottish Sea Farms for the design and build of four 19.8-meter 150T steel

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

MARAD: Total Fuel Cycle Study for Natural Gas

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. Results showed

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2445 sec (4 req/sec)