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.


Hints that capacity might tighten at the top global operators, but not at those that want to be among them, come as other industry analysts warn that the gap between supply and demand will widen.

News & Analysis

06 Jan 2017
A new industrial assembly site at Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2 port on the North Sea has shipped out its first monopiles.
05 Jan 2017
Although requirements were already mandatory at some ports in 2016, enforcement was limited.
05 Jan 2017
The idle container ship fleet further retreated from the all-time high reached in October.
05 Jan 2017
Hanjin's collapse and the widened Panama Canal has left ship charterers contemplating their worst year ever.
04 Jan 2017
The thinning of the Arctic ice cap has created a new route for carriers of project cargo and other shipments.
04 Jan 2017
With freight rates hovering around historic lows, liners have tried to find savings wherever possible.
03 Jan 2017
The global container ship fleet is expected to grow faster in 2017 than in 2016.
03 Jan 2017
What makes this shipment unusual is the route and the timing.
22 Dec 2016
The idle container ship fleet has shrunk slightly over the past two weeks, with the rising number of vessels sent to demolition yards and a pick-up in chartering of smaller vessels helping to trim unemployment.
21 Dec 2016
Carriers, ports say increases will force shippers to seek alternatives.