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Monday, December 17, 2018

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Daewoo Shipbuilding Rallies on Newbuild Order, BlackRock Investment

Shares of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd rise as much as 3.8 pct.The South Korean shipbuilder says it has received a new order worth 444 bln won ($397.28 mln) from the country's procurement agency, Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), to build one ship.Separately, BlackRock Inc increased its stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding to 5.57 pct from 4.42 pct, according to co's regulatory filing on Thursday. The stake purchase by the U.S. investment firm underlines its positive outlook for the shipbuilding industry, says Um Kyung-a, an analyst with Shinyoung Securities.Reporting by Heekyong Yang

DSME Bags $370 mln Order for 2 LNG Carriers

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The world's second-largest shipbuilder by orders Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) has clinched a US$370 million deal to build two LNG carriers.A report in Yonhap said that  under the deal with an unidentified customer, the South Korean shipbuilder is set to deliver the 174,000-cubic-meter ships by the first half of 2021.The Korean shipyard has an option to build four more vessels as well, it said. The company informed that the deal on the options would be finalized in 2019.DSME has won deals valued at a combined $5.64 billion to build a total of 41 ships…

Inside the LNG Shipbuilding Boom

BP Shipping took delivery of British Partner, the first of a half dozen new 173,400 cu. m. capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be delivered through 2018 and 2019 from the DSME shipyard in South Korea. (Photo: BP Shipping)

South Korean shipyards have seemingly boxed out rivals from the market for building large ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), winning all of the orders for the next three years worth more than $9 billion.Three South Korean yards - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries - have won the more than 50 orders placed for new large-scale LNG tankers for delivery in the next three years, according to data from the…

GTT Wins Tank Design Order of a New LNG Carrier

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French specialist in liquified natural gas (LNG) containment systems Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received a new order notification from a Korean shipyard for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC), to be built on behalf of a European ship-owner.The vessel’s delivery is expected in Q1 2021. The ship-owner’s and shipyard's names are confidential.The LNG tanks of the vessel will be equipped with the proven Mark III Flex containment system developed by GTT.Last week…

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Completes Acquisition of M/V Fellowship

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Seanergy Maritime Holdings reported  the successful completion of the previously announced sale and purchase agreements.The Greece-based  shipping company with specialization in dry bulk cargo shipping said that on November 22, 2018 the Company took delivery of the M/V Fellowship, a 179,759 deadweight ton (dwt) Capesize dry bulk vessel, built in 2010 at Daewoo Shipbuilding in South Korea.Seanergy entered into the agreement to acquire the M/V Fellowship in August 2018.Furthermore, the Company has completed the sales of two Chinese built Supramax vessels.

Arc7 Class Arctic Vessels for Yamal LNG Facility

A new ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of the Arc7 class has begun sea trials by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) around the island of Geoje, Refinitiv Eikon data shows.The Nikolay Zubkov, formerly known as Hull DSME 2429, exited DSME's port on Geoje on Tuesday and has zig-zagged across the Korea Strait, the data showed. Ship trials for previous Arc7 carriers now in operation have lasted several months.The Arc7 tankers, for Novatek's Yamal LNG facility in northern Russia, are able to cross the Northern Sea Route eastwards to Asia during the summer and westwards to Europe throughout the year…

LNG: GTT Wins order from DSME

GTT received an order from the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the tank design of two new 173,400 cu. m. LNG carriers (LNGC). These units will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner. The tanks will be fitted with the NO96 GW technology and the vessels' delivery is expected by end of 2020.

South Korea Dominates LNG Shipbuilding

Image: Samsung Heavy Industries

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier orders received by South Korean shipbuilders have more than tripled from last year.According to Reuters, the three South Korean yards - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries - have won the more than 50 orders for ships carrying LNG, with a total value of $9 billion.According to Clarkson, a shipbuilding research company in the U.K. on Nov. 20, LNG carrier orders from January to October this year totaled 43 units or 6.8 million cubic meters…

Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Posts Q3 Loss

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The South Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has posted a net loss in the third quarter from a year earlier due to one-off losses.According to a stock exchange announcement by the world’s second-largest shipbuilder by orders, the net loss reached 323.9 billion won (US$285.1 million) in the three months ending Sept. 30 from a net profit of 74.9 billion won during the same period last year.DSME's operating profit in the third quarter fell 9.6…

Daewoo Shipbuilding: Deal Revised to Build Just One Container Ship for $90 mln

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said its contract with an European shipowner was amended to build one ship from three ships.The renewed deal is worth 102 billion won ($90.24 million), according to Daewoo's regulatory filing.Reporting By Ju-min Park

Workforce Down by 27% at S. Korea’s ‘Big 3’ Shipbuilders

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South Korea's Big Three shipbuilders  - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) - have hit record low in workforce.According to a report in Business Korea, the total number of employees in South Korea's Big Three shipbuilders has plunged a whopping 27 percent compared to 2011.The “big three” shipbuilders had 36,757 employees on the payroll last year, down 27.04 percent from 50,377 in 2011.The figure decreased to 35…

Ice-breaking Tanker Heads for Russia to Load Yamal LNG

A new ice-breaking tanker capable of navigating the Arctic on its own is set to load its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Russia's fast-expanding Yamal facility.The Georgiy Brusilov left South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard at the weekend and is due at Yamal's Sabetta port on Nov. 28, Refinitiv Eikon data shows.It is the eighth ARC7-class LNG carrier, which are longer than the Titanic, to join the Yamal fleet operated by Teekay, Mitsui OSK Lines and Dynagas, with another seven expected.The vessels have enabled Yamal's operator Novatek to ramp up production since its first LNG cargo at the end of last year…

GTT Wins LNG Tank Order from DSME

GTT said it received an order from South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the tank design of a 173,400 m3 capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner.The tanks will be fitted with the NO96 GW technology, GTT said.The vessel's delivery is expected by the end of 2020.

Korea's Shipbuilders Rise on Country's Top Ranking for Orders

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Shares of South Korean shipbuilding companies jump, boosted by the country's tally of orders in January to October as well as a positive outlook for the sector.outh Korea's volume of orders in Jan-Oct ranked the highest, with the country securing about 45 pct of total orders, according to industry sources citing the lastest data from Clarksons Research.South Korea is expected to remain the top ranked for ship orders this year as it exceeds No. 2 China at 31 pct, according to the report.

Daewoo Wins Contract to Build Three Vessels

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering says it signs $273 mln order.Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd says has signed an order worth 306 billion won ($272.51 million) for three oil container ships from a European shipowner. Source: Eikon:Reporting by Joori Roh

Hartree Maritime Partners, Hunter Group Create Scrubber-fitted VLCC Pool

VLCC. File Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Hartree Maritime Partners LLC have appointed Hunter Group ASA as their Senior Technical Advisor.Hunter Group ASA will provide technical newbuild supervision services in respect of Hartree’s four VLCC vessels to be constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, between November 2018 and April 2020.The Senior Technical Advisor will use its best efforts to ensure that the Hartree Vessels and the Hunter Vessels are identical to the maximum extent possible.“Hartree Maritime…

GTT Wins New Order from DSME

French firm GTT said it received an order from the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the tank design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier offering a capacity of 173,400 cubic meters. The tanks will be fitted with the NO96 GW technology.This vessel will be built on behalf of a European shipowner for delivery expected by first half 2021.

FLEX LNG Orders Five LNG Carrier Newbuilds

Flex Endeavour. Pic: FLEX LNG Management AS

Flex LNG, the shipping company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, is entering into a transaction for the acquisition of five 5th generation LNG newbuildings comprising three MEGI LNG carriers and two X-DF LNG carriers.According to a release from the shipping company, that owns and operates LNG carriers, and floating storage and regasification units, the MEGI LNG carriers are currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) with…

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Buys One Vessel, Sells Two

Pic: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings has anounced that it has signed agreement to acquire one modern capesize vessel and sale of two supramax vessels to become the only US-listed pure-play capesize vessel owner.The international shipping company that provides marine dry bulk transportation services said in a press release that  it has entered into definitive agreements with unaffiliated third parties for the purchase of a modern secondhand Capesize vessel and the sale of two Supramax drybulk vessels.The transactions are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Ice-class LNG Carrier Rudolf Samoylovich Delivered

Rudolf Samoylovich (Photo: Teekay)

The second 170,000-cubic-meter ice-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier provided by Teekay to the Yamal LNG project was delivered to the charterer in Sabetta, Russia, in September.The new ship, Rudolf Samoylovich, was delivered on September 6, nearly three months earlier than anticipated, at the request of the charterer.The vessel joins the Eduard Toll as the second of six Arc-7 LNG carriers that Teekay will provide to the Yamal LNG project by 2020.The vessel transited the…

Hyundai Merchant Marine to Spend $2.8 Bln on 20 Containerships

(File photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine)

South Korea's largest shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) said it will invest 3.153 trillion won ($2.84 billion) for 20 new large containerships to be delivered by June 2021.In June this year, the company signed letters of intent for ship orders with South Korea's top three shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries.DSME and Samsung will build seven and five 23,000 TEU vessels respectively, which are expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2020.

HHLA Transports Ship Propeller for Hyundai Supreme

Floating crane “HHLA IV” loads worlds’s biggest ship propeller onto a vessel. Photo: HHLA / Dietmar Hasenpusch

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) loaded the biggest ship propeller in the world onto a vessel. The “HHLA IV” floating crane brought the gigantic 110-tonne object to the port of Waltershof, where it was hoisted onto the “Hyundai Supreme” container ship.It was the most powerful ship propeller to have ever been lifted by the hook of a HHLA floating crane. Although HHLA regularly loads the specialised products of Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH (MMG) onto ships in Hamburg, the latest propeller…

Icebreaking LNG Carrier Named Vladimir Vize

Vladimir Vize naming ceremony. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that a naming ceremony for a new icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, which was jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation, was held at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on September 11.The newbuild was named the Vladimir Vize by Irina Ershova of PAO Novatek, the major shareholder in the Yamal LNG project. The name was chosen in honor of the Russian Arctic explorer and oceanologist.The Vladimir Vize is the sister vessel of the Vladimir Rusanov…

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