China, Japan shipyards reel-in the orders in the past week, Korea figures too in the VLGC sector: interestingly there was just one new order in the tankship market, reports Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, as follows:
Dry bulk ships
Clarkson Hellas notes that Oldendorff Carriers have declared their options for six 64,000 DWT Ultramax at Qingshan Shipyard and one 94,000 DWT self-unloader at Jiangsu New YZJ. Pricing was not disclosed, but delivery is reported to be from 4Q in 2016 for the Ultramax and due in 2Q 2015 for the self-unloader.
From Japan, Namura have signed two 81,700 DWT Kamsarmax with the Taiwanese owner Wisdom Marine for delivery in 2016. In the larger sizes, Sincere Navigation have declared their option for one 250,000 DWT ore carrier, taking the series to two vessels. The vessel will be delivered in 2016.
Limited activity in the tanker market, observe Clarkson Hellas, with just one order to report: Stream Tankers have declared three options for 19,900 DWT at Shitanoe Zosen in Japan, due for delivery in 2017.
In the gas market, Clarkson Hellas understand that Shandong Shipping in China have contracted four firm plus two option 84,000 CBM VLGC at DSME. These vessels will be built at DSME’s Okpo (S.Korea) facilities and deliveries will be from 1Q 2016 onwards.
Japanese giants MOL and NYK are reported to have placed orders for two 165,000 CBM
LNG carriers at their Japanese compatriot JMU for deliveries in 2017. These newbuilding orders are against 20-year charters to Tokyo Gas, and Tokyo Gas will own the ships jointly with MOL and NYK.
Clarkson Hellas report that Zeaborn from Germany have placed an order for six firm plus four option 12,500DWT multi-purpose vessels at Taizhou Sanfu shipyard in China. Pricing is undisclosed, however delivery is split throughout 2015 and 2017.
Source: Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin