shipbuilding

Evergreen confirms plans for ten 23,000 TEU container ships

Taiwan-based Evergreen confirmed plans for the construction of a total of ten 23,000 TEU containership giants at three different shipyards. The company will order six ships at South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, two at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard and another two at Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

Grand Bahama shipyard back in operation after Dorian

Following the damaging effects of Hurricane Dorian, which disrupted operations for many ports and changed cruise lines’ routes, the Freeport-based Grand Bahama Shipyard announced that it is back in operation, after being slightly damaged by the storm.

USCG: Determinations for keel laid date

The US Coast Guard shared work instruction concerning determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date, providing guidelines for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) to determine what may be accepted for the purpose of establishing a vessel’s keel laid date.

Canada amends invitation for third shipyard after complaint

The Government of Canada announced it has made amendments to the invitation to qualify (ITQ) for a third National Shipbuilding Strategy shipyard, correcting an inconsistency in the vessel dimensions that shipyards’ must be capable of building and launching.

S. Korean shipyards not to achieve annual targets

South Korea’s top three shipyards, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., have received an overall US$12.1 billion won worth of orders, during the first eight months of 2019. This marks a 21.3% reduction from the previous year.

‘Norwegian Encore’ to leave the dock within August

Norwegian shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced the imminent launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, expected in the morning hours of 17 August 2019.  Once Norwegian Encore has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding.

Shipyards mergers in South Korea, China to control global shipbuilding

The two major mergers of South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and DSME, and Chinese shipyards China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. and China State Shipbuilding Corp., are expected to control nearly half of the global shipbuilding market, forging a new reality for the global shipping industry.

Chatsworth, Onex partner on Elefsina Shipyards

Chatsworth, US-based investment banking firm, is collaborating with Onex Elefsis Shipyards on investment of about USD 400 million in financially-distressed Elefsina Shipyards. The agreement for the partnership was decided on July 9, between the two companies. Now, Chatsworth Securities became the stakeholder of the shipyard and is also the exclusive investment bank for the company’s capital needs.

US Congressmen propose bill to boost domestic shipbuilding industry

America’s Congressman, John Garamendi and Senator Roger Wicker are reintroducing the ‘Energizing American Shipbuilding Act’, aiming to recapitalise the US’s strategic domestic building and maritime industries. This would be achieved by increasing the percentages of LNG and crude oil exports that will be transported on US-built, flagged, and crewed vessels. 

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