Recent newbuilding orders comprised 12 bulk carriers, 10 containerships and two liquefied petroleum gas tankers at shipyards in China and Japan
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
Orders for eight bulk carriers, five pure car and truck carriers and two product tankers placed
Order for 1,900 teu capacity pair represents the first boxship newbuilding contract since early November
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
Recent orders by Chinese operators have pushed the vehicle carrier newbuilding backlog to 21% of the existing fleet in service
South Korea’s share of new merchant ship orders has dropped in the fourth quarter to 27%, down from 41% for the third quarter
The containership and vehicle carrier sectors are leading the way in the drive towards alternative fuels, according to data tracked by Lloyd's List
Newcastlemax vessel will be built by Japan's Nihon Shipyard for delivery in 2026
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
Switzerland-headquartered company’s new ships will be constructed at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding
Container lines continue to invest in alternative-fuelled boxships with long lead times, despite a downturn in the major east-west trades
Orders confirmed for a total of 26 ships across most of the major shipping sectors, though gas ships are still dominating activity
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
Orders for six boxships, nine gas carriers and three vehicle carriers confirmed in the past week
Newbuildings will be based on Grimaldi’s GG55 series of ships, which were developed by Denmark’s Knud E Hansen consultancy
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