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

Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it.

News & Analysis

Port of Melbourne
02 Feb 2018
Container ships are getting too wide and too deep for Australian container ports, officials say. And that leaves the nation with a choice: find ways to accommodate bigger container ships or risk a negative outcome.
26 Jan 2018
The mega-ships continue to flood in to the Asia-North Europe container trade lane.
19 Jan 2018
The supply-demand balance will become more favorable to carriers in the second half, believes Jefferies.
12 Jan 2018
The orders come after Cosco and Yang Ming delayed delivery of roughly 200,000 TEU of capacity to 2019 amid signs overcapacity remains in the market.
Container shipping capacity is something shippers pay close attention to as the supply-demand balance has a direct impact on freight rate levels.
10 Jan 2018
As capacity floods into service, some carriers have started to delay the delivery of new mega-ships.
19 Dec 2017
SM Line is hoping to partner with its larger Korean rival HMM as the carrier plans to launch a new trans-Pacific service.
27 Nov 2017
Dredging at the port of Rio de Janeiro will enable it to handle ships of 10,000 to 12,000 TEU.
27 Nov 2017
Growth in container shipping this year has been in volume, profitability and capacity, and the industry is heading for record loaded shipments this year.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
15 Nov 2017
Yang Ming and HMM have said it is too early to confirm whether mega-ships will be included on their order books.
13 Nov 2017
“Log In faces fierce competition in Brazilian cabotage and east coast of South America container services.”
13 Nov 2017
“We need long-term planning.”
10 Nov 2017
The global container fleet is on track to grow faster than expected demand and scrapping.
09 Nov 2017
Last week’s ruling by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the US District Court for the District of Columbia is the latest development in a years-long dispute over pilotage fees.
07 Nov 2017
The move by MSC and CMA CGM to order 20 new 22,000 TEU ships between them will not be followed by Maersk Line that says it has enough capacity "for now."
06 Nov 2017
Analysts continue to highlight the lack of canceled sailings that will leave carriers facing increasingly severe overcapacity as new vessels sail into service and undermine their contract negotiating position.
02 Nov 2017
The upgrade began with an Oct. 26 call.
01 Nov 2017
Big container ships make the big headlines, but vessels at the other end of the size spectrum are also making waves as the market braces for an uncertain year ahead.
01 Nov 2017
Cosco Shipping is heading for the world's number three container line position, with its rapid expansion boosted by the Chinese government.
31 Oct 2017
The Charleston dredging project has proceeded quickly through a series of milestones since the corps recommended the deepening in 2010.
30 Oct 2017
The proceeds of a share sale will be used by Cosco Shipping to fund the construction of 20 new container ships, 11 of them in excess of 20,000 TEU.
24 Oct 2017
Bangladeshi shipping officials are hopeful that a surge of inland waterway capacity will drastically cut shipper costs and congestion.
23 Oct 2017
By 2020, hub ports in Europe can expect the vast majority of all calls to be made by ships with a capacity greater than 14,000 TEU.
22 Oct 2017
How the Port of New York and New Jersey handles the ramp up in business will go a long way in determining the port’s future growth.
18 Oct 2017
The shipping industry is about to register a significant milestone.
18 Oct 2017
The carriers said that despite their exclusive cooperative agreement, they will maintain separate operations.
17 Oct 2017
Pasha Hawaii is pulling a 37-year-old ship out of layup.
17 Oct 2017
The landside ability of the supply chain to handle volume generated by mega-ships must improve before carriers can achieve the lower unit costs their deployment promises.
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.
11 Oct 2017
ExxonMobil said that it expects new fuel formulations will appear in order to meet demand for bunkers with a sulfur content of 0.5 percent.
10 Oct 2017
Japan’s exporters appear to be steadily reducing their reliance on the Suez Canal to reach markets in North and South America.
21 Sep 2017
In the past five days, 20 ships of 22,000 TEU have been ordered by two carriers.
19 Sep 2017
Will carriers be able to better manage space on ships from Europe to Asia in the first quarter of 2018?