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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: Qatar LNG project advances

Six LNG tankers, three LPG carriers, two boxships, a pair of products tankers, one chemical tanker and an FPSO were all contracted last week at Chinese, South Korean and Japanese shipyards

Containers Dry Bulk

Week in newbuildings: LNG orderbook now 38% of current operational fleet

New orders recently placed include three products tankers, four heavy lift ships, two liquefied natural gas tankers and four conventional reefer ships

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Tanker orders revive

New orders for four bulk carriers, seven boxships, nine tankers and six vehicle carriers recorded in the past week with majority due for delivery in 2024

Shipbuilding Containers

Week in newbuildings: Damen ‘Combi Freighter 3850’ orderbook boosted

New orders for four bulk carriers, two boxships, four mini bulkers, four products tankers and a heavy lift ship confirmed in the past week

International Containers

Week in newbuildings: New orders worth $4.2bn confirmed

New orders confirmed at Chinese, Italian and South Korean shipyards

Week in Newbuildings Containers

Week in newbuildings: NYK adds a sixth dual-fuel capesize bulker

New order for a single dual-fuel capesize bulk carrier confirmed for NYK Line adds to five ships already ordered in China and Japan by the Japanese owner

International Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Dry cargo sector sees revival

Orders for bulk carrier newbuildings are at their highest levels since last October, with ultramax and kamsarmax units making up the lion’s share of contracts

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Seatrade orders reefer boxship quartet

Newbuilding order confirms continuing shift from multi-decked conventional refrigerated cargo ships in favour of fully cellular containerships with very high reefer capacity

International Containers

The week in newbuildings: Dry cargo vessel orders advance

Orders for 33 bulk carriers have been confirmed since the beginning of June, with supramax and kamsarmax units making up the majority of new contracts

Dry Bulk Containers

The week in newbuildings: Boxships worth $4.5bn ordered

In the past week, orders have been racked up for 16 bulk carriers, two LNG tankers and four pure car and truck carriers, on top of 30 containerships 

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Mid-size boxship orderbook doubles in six months

Mid-size containership newbuildings represent a relatively low risk investment for non-operating owners due to their trading flexibility

Dry Bulk Containers

The week in newbuildings: Decarbonisation drives multi-purpose vessel orders

United Heavy Lift and ForestWave Navigation confirm multi-purpose vessel orders with the transport of wind -power turbine blades in mind

International Shipbuilding

The week in newbuildings: Three shipyards confirm LNG carrier orders worth $2bn

At least 48 liquefied natural gas carriers have been ordered so far this year, with another 18 thought to be under discussion      

Containers Dry Bulk

The week in newbuildings: Former STX yard gets orderbook boost

New vessel contracts were confirmed in the past few days for six products tankers, 10 containerships and a quartet of pure car and truck carriers

Tankers and Gas Containers

The week in newbuildings: Containership orders on the wane

New orders recently confirmed included 19 pure car and truck carriers and six LNG tankers. Although containership orders are still being concluded, they are at lower volumes than seen in previous weeks

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas

The week in newbuildings: Gas and vehicle carrier sectors in the ascendant

New orders for eight gas tankers and the same number of vehicle carriers were confirmed recently at Chinese, Japanese and South Korean shipyards while two separate boxship orders were placed by MSC

International Containers
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