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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: Vehicle carrier orderbook hits 142 ships

The combined capacity of the pure car and truck carrier orderbook has now reached 28% of the existing fleet in operation

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Orders valued at nearly $3bn signed

Asian shipbuilders have won newbuilding contracts for six bulkers, three combination carriers, five boxships, seven gas carriers and 10 tankers

Week in Newbuildings South Korea

The week in newbuildings: Bulk carrier orders rising

Bulk carriers provided the majority of recent newbuilding orders with orders signed for six kamsarmax units and six ultramaxes

Shipbuilding Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Maersk signs letter of intent for mid-sized boxships at Chinese shipyard

Maersk is set to sign firm contracts next month for eight 8,000 teu boxships capable of operating on methanol at China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

Containers Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Vard wins wind farm operations vessels from UK owner

UK’s North Star Shipping has boosted its existing newbuilding orderbook by adding two, methanol-ready, wind farm service operations vessels at Norwegian shipbuilder Vard

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Evergreen in tender for methanol-fuel ULCS series

Up to 24 dual-fuel methanol ultra-large containerships are in the pipeline for world’s sixth-largest boxship operator

Week in Newbuildings Product tankers

The week in newbuildings: Big boxship and tanker orders in the offing

Euronav and Seatankers about to order suezmax tanker newbuildings, reported by brokers, while Maersk and Yang Ming both said to be close to signing up for new boxship series

Week in Newbuildings Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Market takes a temporary pause

Just three contracts recorded in the past week following a pause in activity owing to the Easter break

International Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Orders for 39 ships signed

Newbuilding contracts for 14 bulk carriers, four gas carriers and 21 tankers recorded in the past week

International Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Vehicle carrier orderbook hits 138 ships

China Merchants Energy Shipping firms up a shipbuilding contract for two methanol-fuel large car and truck carriers, while HMM has contracted a trio of LNG-fuelled units for long-term time charter to Hyundai Glovis

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Tankers prevail, while big boxship orders imminent

Crude oil and product tankers have been driving the orderbook since the beginning of the year, although more orders are expected to be signed for containerships soon

Week in Newbuildings Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Suezmax tankers in vogue

Crude oil tankers are making a comeback with two shipowners each having signed up for suezmax units

International Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Coated aframax tankers in demand

Orders for two medium-range and five long range two tankers have been placed recently, together with one cable-laying vessel and three vehicle carriers

International Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: KSOE wins order for three LNG tankers

Latest order for liquefied natural gas tankers priced at $255m per ship has set a record-high pricing benchmark

Tankers and Gas LNG

The week in newbuildings: Orders valued at $2.1bn signed

Orders for five bulk carriers, six boxships, three gas tankers and eight product tankers have recently been reported by shipbuilders and brokers

International Containers

The week in newbuildings: More methanol-fuelled orders confirmed

Sino-Japanese shipbuilder Jiangsu Yangzi-Mitsui has won a new order from Algoma Central and CSL Group to construct four self-unloading bulk carriers to methanol-ready specification

International Containers
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