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.

Commentary

If the shipping industry succeeds in getting the International Maritime Organization to postpone the low-sulfur rule in October, it will prove to be a pyrrhic victory.

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2016
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.
30 Sep 2016
Colombo International Container Terminals this week hosted the MSC Maya, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call Sri Lankan shores.
East and Southeast Asia, home to many of the world's largest ports, showed little improvement in productivity from 2014 to 2016.
26 Sep 2016
Productivity levels at the world’s top 30 container ports have shown little sign of improvement over the past two years, and ports in several regions are showing worrying levels of decline.
23 Sep 2016
Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.
US Customs and Border Protection has given the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval pilot program a thumbs up.
23 Sep 2016
US importers stand to see faster clearance of their containers as Customs and Border Protection expands a pilot providing pre-clearance of shipments from four ports to every port in the country.
The Hanjin Miami is one of two ships stuck off the US East Coast, with the second being the Seaspan Efficiency, which is waiting in the Atlantic Ocean off Georgia after it was unable to call at Savannah.
20 Sep 2016
After sitting anchored at sea for more than two weeks the Hanjin Miami is expected to soon enter the Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Sep 2016
Canadian importers and exporters’ frustration is mounting after two Hanjin vessels — one set to sail to Tokyo and another to Seattle — have been stranded in Canadian waters for more than two weeks.
20 Sep 2016
Closing the gap between capacity and demand is going to take years, analysts and carriers believe.
Hanjin Shipping's efforts to resolve the crisis created by its bankruptcy took on new urgency when a South Korean judge ordered the company to return ships it has chartered.
19 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping and the South Korean government are scurrying to unload and rescue the one-third of its container fleet that is still stranded.
16 Sep 2016
The humanitarian aspect to the Hanjin Shipping collapse was highlighted by an Australian judge who ordered the carrier to address the payment of the crew of the Hanjin California.