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

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

News & Analysis

Although Rickmers Holding has backed away from this merger, the company signaled it remained open to other opportunities that might present themselves.
26 Aug 2016
Germany’s Rickmers Holding and ER Capital have dropped plans to merge their ship management operations.
26 Aug 2016
Matson will build two container/roll-on, roll-off ships.
26 Aug 2016
The weather system currently extends from eastern Cuba north to the central Bahamas.
Singamas manufactured 112,599 less containers in the first half of 2016 than 2015.
26 Aug 2016
The world’s No. 2 container maker, slumped to a loss in the first half of 2016.
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.