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

05 May 2015
Navios Maritime Partners, the NYSE-listed Greek dry bulk and container ship-owner, restated its focus on the container sector as it reported lower first quarter income.
03 May 2015
Alianca Navegacao e Logistica launched a 4,800-TEU, the Bartolomeu Dias, in the Brazilian and South American coastal service and plans to launch a second ship this summer.
01 May 2015
Charter rates for containerships up to 6,500 twenty-foot equivalent units are on a roll as a rush of new liner services injects a further boost to an already dynamic market, Alphaliner reported.
29 Apr 2015
Reederei NSB developed a concept to widen a Panama container ship rather than lengthen it, and completed its first project — the MSC Geneva — increasing the TEU capacity by more than 20 percent.
29 Apr 2015
Greek shipowner Costamare and York Capital Management, a U.S. equity fund, are considering extending the life of their investment joint venture that has already spent more than $1 billion on new and secondhand container ships.
20 Apr 2015
A full recovery for the world container market is still a long time out, providing little short-term hope to the container lessing sector, say analysts at Drewry Maritime Research.
10 Apr 2015
The charter market for midsize container ships below 4,000 20-foot-equivalent-unit capacity is nearly back in balance after seven years, according to a Hamburg ship broker.
CMA CGM Marco Polo in Ningbo
07 Apr 2015
CMA CGM has become the third member of the 20,000-TEU club with an order for three of the world’s largest container ships.
Beach ship breaking operation
05 Apr 2015
In a possible sign that environmental agendas may soon creep into ocean carrier contracting, 32 BCOs as a group signed a statement condemning beach ship breaking in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
09 Mar 2015
Clarksons posted higher profit and revenue in 2014 but the world’s biggest maritime services company said it faces “extremely challenging” conditions in some shipping markets.