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

Global Ship Lease attributed its strong financial position to its independence from the spot charter market.
29 Jul 2016
Global Ship Lease said it is well positioned to acquire more vessels.
28 Jul 2016
SLIDE SHOW: Wind power shipments have emerged as one of the key growth sectors in breakbulk and project cargo shipping.
28 Jul 2016
Costamare and Diana Containerships said they would focus on maintaining liquidity in the wake of their second-quarter results.
26 Jul 2016
Hanjin Shipping confirmed it remains in negotiations with tonnage providers for lower rates, but wouldn't say much else.
26 Jul 2016
“A journey of nearly 9,000 nautical miles is not quite halfway around the world."
25 Jul 2016
ALE this month used a specially designed skidding system to load a 30,000-ton jack-up drilling rig onto a barge.
The 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured in San Francisco Bay during a call to the Port of Oakland in February, could be one of the mega-ships the Ocean Alliance plans to deploy to the U.S. West Coast.
19 Jul 2016
The Ocean Alliance plans to deploy the largest ships ever seen by U.S ports on the trans-Pacific trade.
18 Jul 2016
Container lines won't be able to scrap themselves out of their excess capacity situation.
14 Jul 2016
The use of shore power is being studied to supplement the set-up of emission control areas at China's main commercial shipping centers.
Sights such as this one, a Panamax ship transiting the old Panama Canal locks, are set to become increasingly rare as container lines upsize tonnage to take advantage of better economies of scale made possible by the canal's addition of newer larger locks.
12 Jul 2016
The recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal is shaking up the deployment pattern of container ships.