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

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.
25 Nov 2014
Clarksons, the world’s largest shipbroker, is paying £281.2 million [US $440 million] for its Oslo-based rival RS Platou, in a record deal likely to accelerate consolidation in the sector.
24 Nov 2014
Diana Containerships swung back to profitability in the third quarter, reporting a net profit of $1.4 million on higher charter rates after losing $700,000 in the same period a year ago.
19 Nov 2014
Ports are set to dominate container shipping strategy with the focus on terminal productivity and capacity expansion, industry analysts said at the JOC Group’s Port Performance Conference Europe in London.
14 Nov 2014
Clarksons, the world’s largest shipbroker, is in talks to acquire its Norwegian rival RS Platou as the consolidation of the maritime services sector gathers pace