Ships & Shipbuilding

Ships & Shipbuilding

Commentary

Conventional wisdom held that 2015 would represent the end of the five-year wave of ship deliveries. But there seems to be no slowing carriers’ drive for ordering the ever-larger vessels.

News & Analysis

02 Jun 2015
In its new mega-ship order announced on Tuesday, Maersk Line took a conservative road, achieving a 7 percent capacity increase in ships of almost identical hull dimensions to its Triple-E class. In the process, it is showing how carriers are not automatically opting to build ever-larger ships to push the boundaries of economies of scale.
02 Jun 2015
Maersk Line today signed an order for eleven 19,630 TEUs container ships, in a $1.8 billion deal aimed at consolidating its ranking as the world’s largest ocean carrier.
27 May 2015
Construction has begun on the second of two liquefied natural gas-fueled ships that Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered for the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade.
27 May 2015
Rising charter rates helped Greek container shipowner Box Ships narrow its first-quarter loss close to break even.
26 May 2015
The idle container fleet shrank slightly to 101 vessels with a total capacity of 323,000 20-foot-equivalent units on May 18 from 106 ships aggregating 348,000 TEUs two weeks earlier, according to Alphaliner.
22 May 2015
A new report from the International Maritime Organization warns that shipping emissions could spike 250 percent over the next 35 years.
ship unloading/loading in Antwerp
19 May 2015
The new discount, effective on June 1, comes on top of the existing Environmental Ship Index, which means that ships can benefit from a 30 percent reduction in port dues for every call, the port authority said.
14 May 2015
China Cosco Holdings pushed ahead with its fleet scrapping plan last month by dismantling two container ships and two bulk carriers.
11 May 2015
Fewer container ships will be moving to the scrapyards this year, analysts say, as charter rates, especially for Panamax ships, continue to rise.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea
08 May 2015
Maersk Group has returned to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for its latest series of ultra-large container ships.