Shipbuilding
Wuhu to build four new BCs
It is learned that Graig Shipping has ordered four new bulkers at Wuhu Shipyard, located in Anhui, China. The operator located in Cardiff, England is recently said to have been poised to order an ultramax bulker series at Chinese yards in coop...
2018-04-17 07:11:40
New Times builds 16 TKs for Navig8
Navig8 Group turns out to have had a total of 16 product tankers in New Times Shipbuilding's order cover.   In the UK company's website, eight 49,000 dwt units (for delivery in 2019) and eight 110,600 dwt ships (for delivery from 201...
2018-04-17 07:10:18
STX O&S takes additional voluntary retirement application
STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) has recently announced that it receives additional applications for voluntary retirement and job transition to outsourcing companies during April 16-17. A STX O&S official explained, "The lates...
2018-04-17 07:09:02
NB crude carrier market heats up
As tanker prices declined, more investors began turning to the speculative asset play as an investment opportunity. Guggenheim Capital from the US is said to have recently ordered two 300K very large crude carriers (VLCCs) from Daewoo Shipbuil...
2018-04-17 07:08:30
HHI scores additional two LNGCs
It turns out that Hyundai Heavy Industries have scored additional two LNG carriers. IHS Fairplay reported that Sovcomflot and Knutsen OAS Shipping recently exercised their options for another LNGC unit to add HHI’s orderbook two LNGCs. Ac...
2018-04-17 07:07:02
Fredriksen orders well-boats & service vessels
John Fredriksen-led DESS Aquaculture Shipping turns out to have ordered 2+2 additional  well-boats from Turkey's Sefine Shipyard. Two firm units of the 3,500 cbm well-boat series are slated for delivery in the first and second quarter 202...
2018-04-16 07:07:48
LDA places SOV order at Cemre
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), a French family Group engaged in maritime transportation and services, is said to have ordered one wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) from a Turkish shipbuilder. LDA President Edouard Louis-Dreyfus confirme...
2018-04-16 07:07:18
Taizhou Kouan has ink on paper for Ro-Pax duo
Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding of China turns out to have won more than one Ro-Pax vessels from its compatriot Guangdong Shuangtai Trans. The Chinese shipowner placed an order at Taizhou Kouan for two Ro-Pax vessels for delivery in March 2019, acc...
2018-04-16 07:06:42
Japan records 21% hike in 1Q ship export orders
Japanese shipyards recorded a total of 56 units, 2.87m gt (1.22m cgt) of newbuilding orders in Q1 2018, which is yoy 21.3% increase in terms of gt. This is the highest record in two years in terms of the quarter, and bulker occupied most of the o...
2018-04-16 07:04:19
SHI wins LNGC series from Greece
While Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) announced on April 5 that it has signed a contract with a foreign shipowner to build two 174,000 cbm LNG carriers, which is subject to a board approval, the owner is believed to be TMS Cardiff Gas.  Br...
2018-04-13 07:15:48
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