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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: 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

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
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