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

22 Jan 2015
The global container ship fleet this year is set to increase 7.8 percent in terms of capacity, outpacing last year’s 6.3 percent growth, according to Alphaliner.
15 Jan 2015
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has filed an amendment to repeal the Jones Act, which requires U.S. domestic waterborne cargo to be shipped in U.S.-flag ships owned and operated by Americans.
14 Jan 2015
Companies and governments have spent or committed nearly US$7 billion since 2009 to investment in ships, ports and terminals, and waterways infrastructure on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, a new survey reports.
12 Jan 2015
Drewry has estimated 100,000 TEUs of scheduled new container ship capacity did not arrive on time in 2014 and will spill into this year, increasing supply pressure on an already heavily over supplied industry.
08 Dec 2014
As the world’s first 19,000 TEU ship sets sail on its maiden voyage on Monday, concerns are being raised that mega container ships pose a substantial risk to cargo and crew due to their sheer size and inability of supporting infrastructure to come to their aid in the event of an accident.
03 Dec 2014
The design for an inland towboat powered by liquefied natural gas has won approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping.
01 Dec 2014
Diana Containerships has received delivery of a 5,000-TEU Panamax container ship, bringing the shipowner’s fleet up to 11 vessels.
Emissions
01 Dec 2014
Shipowners are committed to meeting new requirements for low-sulfur fuels but want uniform regulation and believe alternative fuels should be explored, an International Chamber of Shipping official said.
28 Nov 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. today named the industry’s first-ever LNG-ready ultra-large container vessel at Ulsan in Korea, with Sajir becoming the first of 17 vessels ordered by the carrier.
25 Nov 2014
The idle container ship fleet has fallen to its lowest level since the global financial crisis erupted in late 2008 , as port congestion on the U.S. West Coast and in Manila keeps vessels in work.