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.


Hints that capacity might tighten at the top global operators, but not at those that want to be among them, come as other industry analysts warn that the gap between supply and demand will widen.

News & Analysis

21 Apr 2017
The deal was struck just more than a week after Rickmers Maritime announced it was winding up its business.
20 Apr 2017
Bertram Rickmers has offered to give up control of Rickmers Holding.
19 Apr 2017
Poor conditions are exacerbating the challenges brought about by the new alliances at the port of Yangshan off the coast of Shanghai.
11 Apr 2017
Time charter rates for some of the largest ships have doubled since the start of the year.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
28 Mar 2017
Supply and demand are moving in the right direction for MPV operators.
28 Mar 2017
Ships calling Yokohama can stack various incentive schemes to get discounts of up to 100 percent on port dues.
27 Mar 2017
“We should expect a general development wherein networks will gradually migrate toward designs with fewer but larger hubs.”
22 Mar 2017
Alphaliner executive consultant Hua Joo Tan's speech at the 17th annual TPM Conference took a look at where ocean capacity currently stands in relation to demand.
21 Mar 2017
El Coqui slid into the water Monday.