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Latest From Shipbuilding

Early preparation essential for fuel conversion

Building containerships that can use today’s fuel and future fuels requires complex choices. Early planning can help reduce total lifetime cost

International Containers

Daily Briefing September 27 2022

Shipping struggles under burden of ‘confusing and disruptive’ sanctions | Marine insurers to meet US officials on Russia oil price cap | MSC to launch air freight business

Daily Briefing International

The week in newbuildings: LNG tankers dominate activity

Newbuilding contracts for four liquefied natural gas tankers, four bulk carriers and a pair of products tankers confirmed in the past week

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas

The week in charts: Boxship charter rates decline further | Tanker values rising | DSME dominates LNG tanker orders

Time charter rates for containerships are now coming off their historical record highs. Elsewhere, values for tankers are continuing to rise, while recent new orders have pushed DSME’s backlog of LNG tanker newbuildings to 63 units

Week in Charts Containers

China Merchants takes delivery of enhanced wind-powered VLCC

The vessel is being added to the owner’s VLCC fleet of more than 50 ships, of which more than 60% are eco-designed tonnage

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

KDB reported to be close to DSME sale

Bank officials could call an emergency board meeting as soon as later today to make a decision on the DSME sale to the defence-to-chemicals conglomerate

South Korea DSME
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Latest From Yard Talk

Yard Talk | Should a green ship be produced by a green yard?

Chinese yards are facing challenges from South Korean competitors, which have pledged to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. They are expected to be burdened with extra technical requirements and financial costs driven by China’s decarbonisation strategy 

Asia Pacific Containers

Yard Talk | Build-and-scrap subsidy for green ships? Perhaps not

Industry expert suggests China should first create a road map from the top that carefully assesses the feasibility of different fuel options and design a suitable pathway towards green shipping 

Asia Pacific Containers

Yard Talk | LNG’s climate credentials depend on a long bridge to decarbonisation

Shell is said to be considering the high pressure, ME-GI main engine, which can almost eliminate the methane slip from liquefied natural gas, for its dual-fuel VLCC newbuilding project in South Korea. But one big shortcoming of more advanced technology is: it’s expensive

International Tankers and Gas

Yard Talk | Shipbuilders vie for MSC ultra large boxship order

It remains to be seen how China’s shipbuilders will collaborate with compatriot leasing lenders to consummate the deals

Yard Talk China

Yard Talk | Why China is looking to China to support its shipping strategy

China has long sought to support the basic strategic goal of more Chinese cargo being carried by more Chinese ships, but never quite managed to pull it off. The shifting economic conditions, however, may well present the perfect opportunity to finally cement ‘guohuo guoyun’ as a reality and China’s shipyards will be reaping the rewards

Asia Pacific Containers

Yard Talk | Japanese builders set out pathways to zero-emission ships

The head of shipbuilding at Japan’s transport ministry outlines the country’s roadmap to zero-emission ships, and offers views on industry consolidation and state subsidies

Japan Yard Talk
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