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

20 Apr 2015
A full recovery for the world container market is still a long time out, providing little short-term hope to the container lessing sector, say analysts at Drewry Maritime Research.
10 Apr 2015
The charter market for midsize container ships below 4,000 20-foot-equivalent-unit capacity is nearly back in balance after seven years, according to a Hamburg ship broker.
CMA CGM Marco Polo in Ningbo
07 Apr 2015
CMA CGM has become the third member of the 20,000-TEU club with an order for three of the world’s largest container ships.
Beach ship breaking operation
05 Apr 2015
In a possible sign that environmental agendas may soon creep into ocean carrier contracting, 32 BCOs as a group signed a statement condemning beach ship breaking in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
09 Mar 2015
Clarksons posted higher profit and revenue in 2014 but the world’s biggest maritime services company said it faces “extremely challenging” conditions in some shipping markets.
09 Mar 2015
A new design for a refrigerated ship built for banana shipments and roll-on, roll-off cargo promises more capacity, faster loading and unloading, and better fuel efficiency than its counterparts, its designer says.
06 Mar 2015
A final Japanese government report on the 2013 break-up and sinking of the MOL Comfort has called for amended ship design requirements to better ensure the safety of large container ships.
05 Mar 2015
The idle container ship fleet has increased over the past two weeks and likely will continue to grow as a steady stream of new vessels is delivered, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
02 Mar 2015
MOL on Monday confirmed orders and charters for six 20,150-TEU vessels that catapults the Japanese carrier into the ranks of the operators of the world’s largest container ships.
02 Mar 2015
Rickmers Group, the leading German ship owner and manager, said it has successfully concluded negotiations with its bankers to restructure 1.28 billion euros (US$1.43 billion) of loans.