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The week in newbuildings

Lloyd’s List’s weekly update of the newbuiding pipeline, providing commentary across the shipping sectors
on the key orders and fleet programmes

Latest orders




Weekly Commentaries

The week in newbuildings: Alternative fuel vessels dominate ordering activity

The containership and vehicle carrier sectors are leading the way in the drive towards alternative fuels, according to data tracked by Lloyd's List

International Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: K Line makes ammonia bulk carrier push

Newcastlemax vessel will be built by Japan's Nihon Shipyard for delivery in 2026

Japan Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Dry cargo orders increasing

CMB confirms that it has doubled an existing order for ammonia-fuelled newcastlemax bulk carriers, while a Japanese owner has contracted four ultramax units at a Chinese shipyard

International Week in Newbuildings

The week in newbuildings: Sallaum Lines confirms first order for new tonnage

Switzerland-headquartered company’s new ships will be constructed at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding

Roro Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Alternative-fuel ship contracts worth $3.5bn signed

Container lines continue to invest in alternative-fuelled boxships with long lead times, despite a downturn in the major east-west trades

International Containers

The week in newbuildings: No signs of slowdown in ordering activity

Orders confirmed for a total of 26 ships across most of the major shipping sectors, though gas ships are still dominating activity

International Containers

The week in newbuildings: Tanker orders may replace boxship cancellations

Shipbuilding berths committed to building post-panamax and sub-panamax containerships can be used to construct medium- and long-range tankers should the downturn in the boxship sector trigger a raft of newbuilding cancellations

International Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Orders worth $3.1bn signed

Orders for six boxships, nine gas carriers and three vehicle carriers confirmed in the past week

Containers Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Grimaldi adds to eco ro-ro series

Newbuildings will be based on Grimaldi’s GG55 series of ships, which were developed by Denmark’s Knud E Hansen consultancy

Week in Newbuildings Roro

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 newbuildings: Grimaldi Group to sign major PCTC order

Letter of intent has been signed with Chinese shipyard for up to 10 vessels with 9,000 car capacity. A contract signing is expected imminently

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Gas tanker orders exceed $3bn

Newbuilding contracts for 14 LNG tankers and two LPG tankers confirmed last week at South Korean and Chinese shipbuilders

Week in Newbuildings Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Finnish owner pens carbon capture-ready containership trio

Other orders have been confirmed for 13 bulk carriers, two containerships, one LNG bunkering ship and a trio of LPG tankers with majority of contracts won by Chinese shipbuilders

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: First VLCC order placed since mid-2021

Orderbook for VLCCs boosted to 48 ships following recent order by MOL for dual-fuel pair at Chinese shipyard. However, the newbuilding backlog for this type of vessel is at its lowest level for decades

Dry Bulk Containers

The week in newbuildings: Polferries in new ro-pax charter deal

Polish state-backed Polferries will receive new LNG-ready ferry from shipbuilder Visentini Cantiere Navale in second half of 2024

Containers Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Ordering activity contracts

New orders reported for nine bulk carriers and eight liquified natural gas carriers in the past week

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas
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