Ship Construction

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.

Rosneft company logo in Cyrillic script

The companies will join forces to build shuttle tankers ranging from 42,000–120,000 dwt.