Global new ship orders rebounded last week
The order volume of the global newbuilding market picked up again last week, and new ship orders were mainly concentrated in the field of container ships.
According to the latest weekly report by Golden Destiny, last week the shipowners ordered a total of 29 new ships, including 7 bulk carriers, 14 container ships, 1 ro-ro ship and 7 special transport ships, with a total capacity of 689,725 DWT . Among them, the specific cost of 11 new ships has not been announced, and the total investment cost of the remaining 18 new ships is about 394.8 million US dollars. New ship orders increased by 314% compared to the previous week.
Data show that last week there were more container ship orders, accounting for 48.3% of total orders; bulk carriers accounted for 24.1% of total orders; ro-ro ships accounted for 3.4% of total orders; special carriers accounted for 24.1%. Compared with the previous week, orders for special transport vessels increased by 600% from 1 to 7; orders for oil tankers decreased from 4 to 0; and cruise ship orders decreased from 2 to 0.
Clarksons Hellas pointed out that in the container ship field last week, Taiwan Wanhai Shipping ordered 8 1,900 TEU container ships from inland shipbuilding, which are expected to be delivered in 2018 and 2019; Fujian Hongwei Aquatic Products Trading Co., Ltd. Ninghu Shipbuilding Industry has placed an order for a 160,000 cubic foot reefer container ship, which is expected to be delivered in 2017.
In other ship types, Mols-Linien A / S has ordered 1 + 1 10,000 GT high-speed catamaran passenger ferries in Austal, which are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017. The ship can accommodate 425 cars and 1006 Passengers; In addition, Seaspovil and Supercat Fas Ferry Corporation have ordered 1 10,000 GT and 2 250 GT catamaran ferries respectively at Austal. Passenger ferries built for Seaspovil and Supercat Fas Ferry Corporation can each hold 450 And 300 passengers, both of which are expected to be delivered in 2017; Mols-Linien A / S has placed an order for a 15000 GT car-passenger ferry at Rauma Marine Constructions, which can accommodate 400 passengers and is expected to be in 2018 Delivery in the second quarter of this year.