Japan Ship Exporters Association News

16 Jul 2016

Japanese Shipbuilding Sliced

Graph: Alibra Shipping Ltd. Research

New ship orders placed at Japanese yards fell by 80% during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015, according to data from the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA). According to ALIBRA Weekly Market Report , this is the worst decline since the autumn of 2008 in terms of gross tonnage. Yoshikazu Nakaya, a shipping analyst with Mizuho Bank, told Nikkei the current slump is "worse than the one following the global financial crisis” and thinks Japan’s shipbuilding industry “won't recover until 2021”.

20 Jan 2015

Japan Shipyard Orders Continue Decline

(Pic Source: JSEA)

In December 2014, orders of Japan yard fell 37% year on year, says Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese shipyards specialize in building dry bulk carriers. JSEA member yards secured 24 export orders totaling 1,215,100gt in December 2014 which was down from 44 export orders compared to the previous year. In December, the orders showed an improvement from November 2014 when JSEA members received 10 orders totaling 338,750gt. The orders include one general cargo ship…

30 Jul 2012

Japan Shipbuilding Orders Drop

Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier, reveal figures by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier to 499,370 gross tons, according to figures released by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). The 8.5 percent decline in June was the third straight monthly drop year on year and was significantly slower than the 43.5 percent drop in April and 44.6 percent in May, reports 'Malaya Business Insight'. Industry watchers attribute the decline to shrinking demand for new vessels from shipowners, coupled with growing competition from shipyards in South Korea and China.

03 Jun 2010

Posidonia Opens Next Week

From the left to right: John Maragoudakis, President of HORC; Apostolos Poulovasilis, Regional Marine Manager EMEA Lloyd’s Register; David G. Moorhouse, President of the Lloyd's Register; Theodore E. Veniamis, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners; Apostolos Ventouris, President of Union of Marine Enterprises; John C. Lyras, Ex President of the Union of Greek Shipowners and currently member of its Board; Themistocles Vokos, Chairman Posidonia Exhibitions (Photo courtesy Posidonia Press Offi

The 22nd edition of Posidonia 2010, an international shipping trade event, opens its doors next week on the back of renewed confidence in the state of Greek maritime affairs as outlined in a recent Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) statement. According to UGS, Greece’s foreign exchange earnings from ocean going shipping services were substantial in 2009 amounting to $16.6b despite a slight decrease compared to the previous year. Continued new-building orders will ensure Greece maintains…

15 Apr 2002

Japan March ship exports down 34%

Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in March fell 33.6% from a year earlier to about 1.37 mgrt, or 33 vessels, the Japan Ship Exporters Association reported. Orders in March consisted of six freighters, 14 bulk carriers and 13 oil tankers. Data show that contracts for bulk carriers declined most sharply falling to 82 from 163 in the year through March 2001.

17 Jun 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up

Japanese shipyards in May received foreign ship orders for 16 vessels, or 669,000 grt, up 371.8 percent from May 1998, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. The level, however, was down 43.9 percent from May 1997, it said. Orders in May consisted of nine bulk carriers and seven oil tankers. In April, foreign ship orders fell 40.1 percent year-on-year.

14 Jul 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Plummet Nearly 25%

Japanese shipyards in June received foreign ship orders for 20 vessels, or 667,500 grt, down 24.4 percent from a year earlier, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. All of June's orders were bulk carriers. The most recent figure represented an increase of 17.8 percent compared to June 1997, it said. Last month, May orders marked a year-on-year increase of 371.8 percent.

13 Jul 2000

Japan Ship Exports Up For Month

Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in June rose 20.7 percent from a year earlier to 805,440 grt, or 26 vessels. The grt level, however, is down 8.8 percent from June 1998, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. The association said orders for June consisted of 12 freighters, 11 bulk carriers and three oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 GRT or more.

17 Jan 2001

Japan Shipbuilding Contracts Soar

Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in December surged 148.2 percent from a year earlier to 1,657,340 grt or 29 vessels, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. Orders consisted of 15 oil tankers, 13 bulk carriers and one freighter, it said. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of at least 500 grt. For the whole of calendar 2000, ship export contracts rose to 14,561,340 grt or 301 vessels, up 66.7 percent from the previous year, the association said. An official of the industry body attributed the sharp gains for December and for the year to an increase in oil demand, particularly from China, and firming freight rates in line with higher crude oil prices.

19 Nov 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Increase

Japanese shipyards received in October foreign orders for 44 vessels totaling 1,583,880 gt, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. The tonnage jumped 728.4 percent compared to orders received a year earlier, a spokesperson said. Thirty-five orders were for bulk carriers, seven for freighters and two for oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 gt or more. In September, foreign ship orders rose 175 percent year on year.

16 Dec 1999

Japanese Foreign Order Down 29%

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 23 vessels totaling 687,650 grt in November, down 28.9 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. Of the 23 ships ordered, 18 bulk carriers, three are oil tankers, one is a freighters and one is classifed as "other."

18 Jul 2001

Japan Ship Exports Up 69%

Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in June rose 68.8 percent from a year earlier to about 1.36 million grt, or 27 vessels, the Japan Ship Exporters Association said. Of the 27, three were freighters, 10 were bulk carriers and 14 were oil tankers, the association said. The monthly data cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of at least 500 grt.

25 Aug 1999

JAPANESE FOREIGN SHIP ORDERS DROP 39%

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 21 vessels totaling 581,100 GRT in July, down 39.6 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. In all, 19 orders were for bulk carriers and two for freighters.

27 Aug 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Plummet

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 21 vessels totaling 581,100 grt in July, down 39.6 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. Nineteen orders were for bulk carriers and two for freighters, it said. The statistics include orders association members received for steel vessels of 500 grt or more.

20 Oct 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up Sharply

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 38 vessels totaling 1,350,650 grt in September, up 175 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said last week. A breakdown of September showed 35 orders were for bulk carriers, and three orders for oil tankers, it said. In August, foreign ship orders totaled 1,063,280 grt, up 110.3 percent year on year. The statistics account for orders association members received for steel vessels of 500 grt or more.

22 Oct 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Up Sharply

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 38 vessels totaling 1,350,650 grt in September, up 175 percent from a year before, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said last week. A breakdown of September showed 35 orders were for bulk carriers, and three orders for oil tankers, it said. In August, foreign ship orders totaled 1,063,280 grt, up 110.3 percent year on year. The statistics account for orders association members received for steel vessels of 500 grt or more.

18 Nov 1999

Japanese Foreign Ship Orders Increase

Japanese shipyards received in October foreign orders for 44 vessels totaling 1,583,880 gt, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association reported. The tonnage jumped 728.4 percent compared to orders received a year earlier. Thirty-five orders were for bulk carriers, seven for freighters and two for oil tankers. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of 500 gt or more. In September, foreign ship orders rose 175 percent year on year.

16 Mar 2000

Japanese Shipyard Orders Soar

Japanese shipyards received foreign orders for 25 vessels totaling 955,050 grt in February, up from five orders totaling 271,200 grt in February last year, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. The level was up 89.1 percent from February 1998. Of the total, six orders were for handysize carriers, 10 for handymax, one for Panamax, three for Capesize, two for lumber carriers, and two for passenger carriers, the association said.

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