Latest Commercial Shipbuilding Contracts

Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

There has been a significant volume of shipbuilding business reported in the week according to Clarkson Hellas.

Dry Bulk Carriers
The dry bulk fleet has seen a number of new additions this week. It was reported that SWS signed an additional order with Clients of Thenamaris for 1+1 180,000 DWT Capesize vessels, with the firm vessel lined up for delivery in 2015.

Clients of Nordic Bulk Carriers placed an order for two firm 75,000 DWT Ice Class 1A bulk carriers at Oshima for delivery in 2015. Although pricing was not officially revealed, it is believed the contracts will be priced just over USD 30 Mill and include options for additional sister vessels.

Oshima Shipbuilding are additionally reported to have signed a single 38,000 DWT bulk carrier for Clients of Ultrabulk with delivery in 2014. It is understood that this is an option from a previous contract which was declared mid‐2012 although has only come to light this week.

Clients of Hengli Petrochemical Company placed an order for 5 firm 15,000 DWT bulkers with Jiangsu Haitong Offshore Engineering with delivery from August 2013. No pricing was revealed.

Tankship Newbuildings
There has significant reported activity in the tanker newbuilding market this week. The Chinese Owners China Merchants Transportation have placed orders for VLCCs at both Dalian Shipbuilding and SWS. Dalian received an order for 3 firm plus 2 option 319,000 DWT VLCCs with delivery from late 2014 and a price circa USD 85 Mill. SWS received a similar order for 3 firm plus 2 option 318,000 DWT tankers again with delivery from 2014 and a price tag around USD 85 Mill.

Clients of Frontline 2012 are understood to have taken up options for two 115,000 DWT Aframax tankers at GSI, although the Vessels will be built at the Guangzhou Longxue facility that GSI now manage. The Vessels will deliver in the final quarter of 2014 and are reportedly priced at USD 42.5 Mill.

Clients of Scorpio Tankers are understood to have placed an order for four firm 52,000 DWT product tankers at SPP with delivery from mid‐2014. Additionally, the same Owners have also placed an order for 4 firm plus 4 option 37,000 DWT Ice Class 1A chemical/product tankers with Hyundai Mipo. Delivery is planned from mid‐2014 with a price tag understood to be circa USD 30 Mill.

HMD received an additional order from Clients of Dong‐A Tanker Co for two firm 50,000 DWT MR tankers for delivery in early 2015, with the possibility of options also being included in the deal.

Container Ships
In the container market, Clients of Technomar Shipping placed a 2+2 order for 6,900 TEU vessels at Hanjin Subic with delivery of the firm vessels planned from Q1 2015.

Other Specialized Ships
Away from the conventional sectors STX Dalian received an order for a single 50,000 DWT Transport/Heavy Lift ship from Clients of STX Pan Ocean, although understood to have been placed towards the end of 2012, has only been reported this week.

STX Dalian also contracted two firm 6,500 CEU Pure Car and Truck Carriers from Clients of Zenith Partners. These two declared options are the 3rd and 4th vessels in a series with delivery planned for 2015. Finally, Clients of Hainan Strait Shipping reportedly ordered two firm 8,700 GT Passenger/Car Ferries at Guangzhou Shipyard and due for delivery in 2014.

Source: Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Brazilian Police to Probe Nuclear Submarine Program

Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S.

General Dynamics Tops Q2 Estimates

General Dynamics Corp, a maker of ships, tanks and business jets, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenues on Wednesday, and sharply raised its outlook for full-year profit.

Eastern Launches Second MPSV for Hornbeck

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has launched the second of two 302’x76’x26’ multipurpose service vessels in the HOSMPSV 310ES series for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC.

Tanker Trends

Nigeria LNG to Receive Four Ships in 2015

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) expects to take delivery of four LNG carrier ships before year-end and another two next year, its chief executive said,

Singapore MPA Wants LNG Bunkering Options

Singapore's Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to

NewLead Holdings Announces Commercial Competency of MT Sofia

NewLead Holdings Ltd.announced today a review of the commercial competency of one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Sofia since the vessel was delivered to NewLead's fleet.

Bulk Carrier Trends

Dry Bulk Shipping Outlook Improving

The dry bulk market looks set for a solid show, although conditions remain more than challenging, analysts with Macquarie said in a note, reports WSJ.   As the

Major Ivorian Cocoa Buyers Boycott Local Exporters Scheme

Major cocoa buyers are boycotting a scheme in Ivory Coast aimed at guaranteeing local firms a share of the lucrative export market, arguing that these players lack

Cargo Ship Refused Access to Paris MoU Region

General cargo ship M/V Georgiana H, IMO number 8911413, was detained in Marina di Carrara, Italy on July 17, tallying as the ship’s third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 24 months.

Container Ships

Puget Sound Reports Container Volume Growth

Less congestion and efficient cargo movement helped international container volumes through the Puget Sound gateway improve 14 percent in June compared to June 2014, the port reported.

Matson Pumps $30 Million into Alaska Operations

Ocean cargo shipper Matson, Inc. said it is moving quickly to fund improvements in its new Alaska operations following its May 29 acquisition of Horizon Lines' Alaska services.

Diana Containerships Sells Panamax Ship

Diana Containerships Inc. sells Panamax containership, the m/v Cap Domingo   Diana Containerships Inc. today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,

RoRo

NYK Vessel Rescues 336 in the Mediterranean

On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea. On July 14, the vessel received an emergency

Egypt to Allow 24-hour Access to East Port Said with New Waterway

Egypt plans to allow smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said around the clock instead of just eight hours a day by building a side channel near the Suez Canal,

Georgia Ports Score Record Cargo Numbers

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Fiscal Year 2015, an increase of more than half a million TEUs.

Ferries

Redesigned LaGuardia Airport to Include Ferry Terminal

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Delta Air Lines are set to overhaul New York’s notoriously outdated and publically criticized LaGuardia Airport,

MARAD Support for Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design,

Calais DFDS Ferries to Restart Tuesday; Talks to Reconvene

DFDS Seaways Calais-Dover ferry service, suspended by a workers' blockade of Calais port during the weekend, will resume on Tuesday morning, Transport Minister

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1484 sec (7 req/sec)