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.

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

News & Analysis

National Transportation Safety Board engineer Douglas Mansel begins the process of disassembling El Faro’s voyage data recorder capsule Aug. 9, 2016 aboard the USNS Apache.
24 Aug 2016
Investigators have collected 26 hours of information from the voyage data recorder of El Faro.
24 Aug 2016
Tighter global emission standards on container ships are giving birth to a new vessel type designed specifically to ply the Irish Sea.
The late June opening of the larger locks of the Panama Canal has put pressure on the chartering of Panamax ships.
22 Aug 2016
The idle container ship fleet is back to more than 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units after a brief dip in July.
From container lines to shipowners, rates are at historic lows due to a combination of weak demand and overcapacity.
12 Aug 2016
Rickmers Group sank deep into the red in the first half.
10 Aug 2016
Capacity discipline has pushed up vessel utilization rates.
Puerto Bolivar, pictured, would get $320 million in investment in the first phase of its transformation into the largest container terminal in Latin America. Credit: Jose Rodolfo.
09 Aug 2016
A Turkish port operator is determined to transform an Ecuadorian port into the largest container terminal in Latin America.
The 13,000-TEU MSC Cristina, pictured at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, is the largest ship to ever call at an Indian port, and the completion of dredging at JNPT will make calls of similar vessels more common.
09 Aug 2016
India’s busiest container handler this week launched phase two of a dredging project to handle mega-ships.
08 Aug 2016
Canal officials said they're "very pleased" with operations so far.
05 Aug 2016
The pool of potential buyers of Sepetiba Tecon outside Rio de Janeiro has shrunk from five to three.
Cabotage on ships such as the Mercosul Itajai offers South American shippers greater cargo security and lower costs compared with trucking.
04 Aug 2016
Manned by a new CEO and armed with a new vessel, South American coastal container line Mercosul aims to up its game against regional rivals.