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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: 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

The week in newbuildings: More boxship orders on the way

Yang Ming is close to signing up for a first tranche of gas-fuelled boxships. Elsewhere, HMM is being connected to letters of intent for a series of mid-size containership newbuildings

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: CMA CGM orderbook hits $9bn

Recent newbuilding orders confirmed in the past week include 12 methanol-fuel boxships for CMA CGM, two LNG tankers for Japanese ownership and one suezmax tanker for a Greek shipowner

Containers Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: NYK boosts LPG/ammonia carrier orderbook

Recent newbuilding orders comprised 12 bulk carriers, 10 containerships and two liquefied petroleum gas tankers at shipyards in China and Japan

Week in Newbuildings Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Resurgence in new tanker orders

Newbuilding activity has been buoyant in the past week, with 12 separate new orders recorded recently from the gas, multi-purpose, offshore, ro-ro and tanker sectors

Asia Pacific Europe

The week in newbuildings: Bulk carriers drive ordering activity

Orders for eight bulk carriers, five pure car and truck carriers and two product tankers placed

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Samudera confirms feeder boxship order

Order for 1,900 teu capacity pair represents the first boxship newbuilding contract since early November

International Containers

The week in newbuildings: Activity brisk across most sectors

Newbuilding contracts for two bulk carriers, three multi-purpose cargo ships, six LNG carriers, six tankers and two vehicle carriers have been confirmed since December 20

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Large car and truck carrier orderbook hits 109 ships

Recent orders by Chinese operators have pushed the vehicle carrier newbuilding backlog to 21% of the existing fleet in service

Tankers and Gas Roro

The week in newbuildings: Chinese shipyards pick up 67% of all orders so far in fourth quarter

South Korea’s share of new merchant ship orders has dropped in the fourth quarter to 27%, down from 41% for the third quarter

International Dry Bulk

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
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