Ships & Shipbuilding

Ships & Shipbuilding

Commentary

These are heady days for Hamburg, with its home carrier Hapag-Lloyd on the verge of acquiring the Chilean line CSAV’s container assets to leapfrog a couple of Asian rivals into fourth place in the global rankings just five years after it was rescued from a near-certain bankruptcy and a humiliating takeover by Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines.

News & Analysis

18 Jul 2014
The Port of Antwerp plans to build a bunkering station to encourage use of liquefied natural gas by self-propelled river barges.
08 Jul 2014
Industry professionals will study the ramifications of liquefied natural gas leaks to get a better handle on the scope of accidental incidents.
07 Jul 2014
Minsheng Financial Leasing will receive $295 million from the Korean and Chinese export-import banks to build three 18,400-TEU ships that will be leased to Mediterranean Shipping Co. in the second half of 2015.
CMA CGM’s new 9,400-TEU CMA CGM Danube is the first in a series of 28 ships.
27 Jun 2014
CMA CGM’s new container ship, the 9,400-TEU CMA CGM Danube, is slated to begin its maiden voyage next week
25 Jun 2014
Nautilus Holdings Ltd., which charters 16 container ships to ocean carriers, filed for bankruptcy protection, citing a “depressed” charter market.
10 Jun 2014
A Greek ship manager said it is working with Lloyd’s Register and Daewoo Shipbuilding to develop LNG-fueled ultra-large container ships of 14,000 TEUs.
04 Jun 2014
Greek shipowners are faced with a decision: increase investments in more efficient container ships to stay competitive, or return to their roots in bulk shipping.
28 May 2014
The world’s overcapacity in ocean container shipping is tied to growth in post-Panamax ships, according to Danish Ship Finance’s latest Shipping Market Review report.
21 May 2014
The dramatic surge in the number of container ships scrapped in recent months is set to continue but will have minimal impact on the oversupply of vessels in the key East-West trades, according to Drewry Maritime Intelligence.
14 May 2014
The widespread use of liquid natural gas (LNG) to power the main engines of container ships is a long way off, believes Seaspan co-founder and CEO Gerry Wang. That is in contrast with a growing view that due to its environmental benefits and at least currently lower costs versus fuel oil it is poised to become the next bunker fuel of choice for the shipping industry.