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

19 Sep 2017
Container shipping’s supply and demand gap is set to converge in 2018.
12 Sep 2017
Shippers are seeing little improvement in service levels from the new container shipping alliances.
07 Sep 2017
The announcement marks a significant escalation in the size of the ships stopping at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
06 Sep 2017
With the exception of Africa, call sizes rose in all major world regions.
05 Sep 2017
The significant number of mega-ships set to enter Asia-North Europe by the end of 2018 has resulted in capacity upgrates on many services on the trade.
04 Sep 2017
Carriers will find it tough to levy rate hikes with so much capacity awash in the market, SeaIntel says.
31 Aug 2017
The idle container ship fleet has suddenly sunk to a two-year low.
31 Aug 2017
Ship pilots planned to begin guiding smaller ships through the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday.
31 Aug 2017
MPC Container Ships has nearly two dozen ships less than six months after its establishment.
28 Aug 2017
Carriers will be investing a lot of money in a very short amount of time.
28 Aug 2017
Container shipping is only at the very beginning of a recovery after six years of losses, but new ship orders could hold back an industry-wide return to profitability.
24 Aug 2017
The ships will be built by Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas.
23 Aug 2017
The Panama Canal has the same number of weekly loops as it did before its expansion.
23 Aug 2017
CMA CGM has signaled its intent to order nine 22,000 ships that, if delivered before 2019, will add to the huge amount of mega-ship capacity coming in to the Asia-Europe trade.
20 Aug 2017
Carriers will have to reduce services or risk upsetting the supply demand balance as a massive injection of capacity is delivered between now and 2019.
18 Aug 2017
The move would heighten competition in a key US domestic market.
17 Aug 2017
Log-In Logistica is reeling following the loss of 47 containers into the sea and a decline in volumes in the second quarter.
17 Aug 2017
The idle container ship fleet has crept slightly higher.
16 Aug 2017
After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.
16 Aug 2017
All proceeds from the sale have been paid to an HSH Nordbank-led syndicate.
15 Aug 2017
Brazilian chicken exporters are cheering.
15 Aug 2017
Niche carriers either greatly overperform or dramatically underperform the top 16 carriers.
14 Aug 2017
The rule would reduce emissions that contribute to global warming, which threatens the long-term viability of international supply chains.
14 Aug 2017
Clarksons’ first-half profit jumped 25 percent.
14 Aug 2017
The huge container ship that ran aground while leaving the Port of Antwerp, obstructing access to Europe's second busiest port, has been refloated.
11 Aug 2017
Divers have located a tugboat involved in a collision with the Mercosul Santos.
09 Aug 2017
It took the Competition Commission of Hong Kong almost two years to grant liners a block exemption from anti-trust laws, but the exemption order has been greeted with grumbling by shippers and carriers.
09 Aug 2017
Germany’s Zeaborn Group has consolidated its presence in the heavy lift/project cargo shipping market.
08 Aug 2017
The toll changes will be the first since the canal opened new locks in June 2016.
08 Aug 2017
It took the Hong Kong regulator almost two years to grant liner shipping a five-year block exemption from complying with the Competition Ordinance, but it starts today.
08 Aug 2017
“The congestion in Chittagong port has gone beyond the tolerable limit.”
07 Aug 2017
The orders threaten the industry’s fragile return to profitability.
03 Aug 2017
The port authority has also commenced 24/7 operations to ease the backlog of containers.
02 Aug 2017
Shipping lines and shippers are apoplectic.
02 Aug 2017
Profitability is back for carriers on Asia-Europe, but the onslaught of mega vessels into the trade threatens to put the brakes on their financial improvement.