Ship Construction

Cape Dover

Recovery seen in the dry bulk sector has prompted shipowners to invest in secondhand vessels.

MSC Antonia

MSC goes to Chinese yards to install South Korean-made scrubbers on its ships.

The number of newbuild bulkers ordered has soared. Credit: DIETMAR HASENPUSCH

The number of dry bulk carriers ordered up to the end of August has risen by 81% against the same period last year, with contracts for 132 vessels of 14 million deadweight tonnes (dwt) placed at shipyards.

Evangelos Marinakis

Marikanis-led Capital Group has placed an order for two Aframax tanker newbuilding with South Korean yard Daehan Shipbuilding.

Yangzijiang is establishing a joint venture with Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. Credit: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang is establishing a joint venture with Japanese trader Mitsui & Co.

Imabari Shipbuilding yard

Japan’s Mitsui & Co has booked a bulker duo from Imabari Shipbuilding.

TT-Line-operated Robin Hood

Fairplay understands that the first of the two 45,000 gt ropax vessels that TT-Line plans to build at the Jiangsu Jinling shipyard has become a firm order.

wuhu shipyard

The new order is the third Ultramax order that the Wuhu shipyard has won in recent three weeks

South Korean president Moon Jae-in urged local shipbuilders to reclaim pole position. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the country's shipbuilders to reclaim their dominance, citing their lead in LNG-fuelled vessels. 

Aerial view of a Petrobras platform

MODEC plans to convert Britanis to an FPSO for charter to Petrobras.