Ship construction

side of LNG carrier

Extension is expected to give some time for the Indian government to discuss the issues raised by the bidders


Troubled South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said Friday that plans to hand over two drillships to Angolan oil company Sonangol have been delayed yet again.

Samsung Heavy Industries yard

–First order of 2016 for South Korea yard, breaking a nine-month order drought.


Ships under construction sit moored at the DSME shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Trading of DSME’s stock, which had been suspended since 14 July, will remain temporarily halted while the troubled shipbuilder works on improving its finances.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inaugural ceremony of 'Make in India' week in Mumbai,

The building of LNG carriers in India under a GAIL tender seemed to be one of the few successes of the 'Make in India' agenda, but the deal is on the brink of collapse ahead of a 30 September deadline.


DEME Living Stone

DEME's new cable installation vessel Living Stone can do more than just cable-laying.

Damia Desgagnés.

A new generation of Polar 7 ice-classed tankers designed with the capability to carry asphalt and bitumen cargoes on the Canadian coast, St Lawrence and Great Lakes is due to be commissioned by Quebec-based Transport Desgagnés later this year.

HMM container ship.

Hyundai Merchant Marine told IHS Fairplay on Tuesday 27 September that it had no current plans to order newbuildings, amid local media reports claiming the company could acquire ships from its troubled domestic rival Hanjin Shipping.

C-Job’s FF4500 Flettner Freighter concept

Dutch shipping family Switijnk is planning to order an 8,000dwt general cargo vessel incorporating wind-assisted propulsion. It has contracted C-Job Naval Architects to develop a Rotor Sail-equipped design for a specific loading and sailing profile.

Chinese-built Vir Varenya can load modules up to 8,500 tonnes

An Indian-owned heavy-load vessel, completed in June by a Chinese shipyard, has bolstered the fleet under the commercial management of Hamburg-based company United Heavy Lift.