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

26 May 2015
The idle container fleet shrank slightly to 101 vessels with a total capacity of 323,000 20-foot-equivalent units on May 18 from 106 ships aggregating 348,000 TEUs two weeks earlier, according to Alphaliner.
22 May 2015
A new report from the International Maritime Organization warns that shipping emissions could spike 250 percent over the next 35 years.
ship unloading/loading in Antwerp
19 May 2015
The new discount, effective on June 1, comes on top of the existing Environmental Ship Index, which means that ships can benefit from a 30 percent reduction in port dues for every call, the port authority said.
14 May 2015
China Cosco Holdings pushed ahead with its fleet scrapping plan last month by dismantling two container ships and two bulk carriers.
11 May 2015
Fewer container ships will be moving to the scrapyards this year, analysts say, as charter rates, especially for Panamax ships, continue to rise.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea
08 May 2015
Maersk Group has returned to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for its latest series of ultra-large container ships.
08 May 2015
The recent increase in rates for container vessels has lost some of its momentum following a spike in redeliveries of large gearless vessels from short periods and round voyages in the trans-Pacific trade.
08 May 2015
A new ship design could be just what the refrigerated shipping industry — and banana shippers, in particular — needs to remain in control of their supply chain.
07 May 2015
Vessel acquisitions by U.S.-listed owners have dropped dramatically this year. The only public companies that are still buying in both the secondhand and newbuilding markets are container ship lessors.
07 May 2015
Costamare is set to pocket more than $100 million from an offering of preferred stock in the Greece-based container ship owner.