Ships & Shipbuilding

Ship and shipbuilding news as it pertains to the shipping industry, such as orders for newbuilds by container lines, new ship designs, mega-ships or maritime accidents. Some of the world's largest shipbuilders are Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and CSBC.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

Commentary

The SOLAS verified gross mass requirement is not a panacea, but it is a definite safety improvement over the status quo.

News & Analysis

26 Jul 2016
Hanjin Shipping confirmed it remains in negotiations with tonnage providers for lower rates, but wouldn't say much else.
26 Jul 2016
“A journey of nearly 9,000 nautical miles is not quite halfway around the world."
25 Jul 2016
ALE this month used a specially designed skidding system to load a 30,000-ton jack-up drilling rig onto a barge.
The 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured in San Francisco Bay during a call to the Port of Oakland in February, could be one of the mega-ships the Ocean Alliance plans to deploy to the U.S. West Coast.
19 Jul 2016
The Ocean Alliance plans to deploy the largest ships ever seen by U.S ports on the trans-Pacific trade.
18 Jul 2016
Container lines won't be able to scrap themselves out of their excess capacity situation.
14 Jul 2016
The use of shore power is being studied to supplement the set-up of emission control areas at China's main commercial shipping centers.
Sights such as this one, a Panamax ship transiting the old Panama Canal locks, are set to become increasingly rare as container lines upsize tonnage to take advantage of better economies of scale made possible by the canal's addition of newer larger locks.
12 Jul 2016
The recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal is shaking up the deployment pattern of container ships.
HMM's new ships will replace vessels with 4,600 TEUs as container lines continue to upsize the ships they send through the Panama Canal.
11 Jul 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine plans to deploy six ships with capacities of 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units on an existing Asia-U.S. East Coast service via the enlarged Panama Canal.
The MOL Benefactor passes through the enlargened Panama Canal on its way to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Jul 2016
This week’s arrival of the largest ship ever to dock at the Port of New York and New Jersey is bringing into focus the challenges the port faces in adapting to an era of fewer, but larger ships.
30 Jun 2016
Tom Roth-Roffy, the aggressive investigator in charge of the National Transportation Safety Board El Faro inquiry, has retired midway through the investigation.