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14-Oct-2014, GSI intends to acquire 100% stake of Huangpu Wenchong

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the controlling shareholder of Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) is planning to implement a significant assets restructuring in respec...



13-Oct-2014, SHI announces order for three 174,000 CBM LNG carriers

As announced by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the company received an order signed on 10 October to build three 174,000 CBM LNG carrier for an Asian owner. Contractual price is US$620m. The eco-frie...



10-Oct-2014, Sembcorp Marine to set up steel fabrication facility at its Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas

Sembcorp Marine announced that the group will invest in a multi-functional steel fabrication facility which will significantly enhance automation and productivity at its offshore rig building, convers...



10-Oct-2014, Meyer Turku launches cruise ship "Mein Schiff 4"

On 10 October, Meyer Turku Oy which has newly changed its ownership launched the cruise ship "Mein Schiff 4" after 17 months of construction. The ship, of 99,500 gross tons, is about 294 m long and 30...



08-Oct-2014, Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding receives an order for four Suezmax tankers

Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has confirmed to have received an order for four 4+4 160,000 dwt Suezmax tankers from a repeat client Frontline. Unit price is US$59.5m, about US$10m less than...



07-Oct-2014, Samsung Heavy Industries wins order for three 42,000 dwt shuttle tankers

On 7 October, Samsung Heavy Industries announced to have received a contract from a European owner on the construction of three 42,000 dwt shuttle tankers. The owner is Sovcomflot. The vessels are exp...



30-Sep-2014, CBC becomes new owner of Ferguson Shipyard

As BBC reports, administrators have confirmed that Clyde Blowers Capital owned by Jim McColl has become the new owner of Ferguson Shipbuilders and renamed the shipyard Ferguson Marine Engineering. The...



30-Sep-2014, Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding starts construction of three ships in September

On 12 September, Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding started construction of the first two of eight 58,500 dwt bulk carriers that Frontmarine has ordered from the yard. The ship is 189.9 m long, 32.26 m wi...



29-Sep-2014, MHI receives very large LPG carrier from Astomos Energy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from domestic Astomos Energy corporation for a very large LPG carrier which is identical to vessels the owner ordered from the yard in lat...



26-Sep-2014, VALE and China Merchants Group sign agreement on VLOCs

As VALE announced, the Brazilian ore mine giant has signed a framework agreement with China Merchants Group on 26 September. The two parties have agreed to enter a contract of affreightment for a peri...



26-Sep-2014, Scorpio Tankers takes deliveries of four newbuildings

On 26 September, Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced to have taken delivery of four newbuildings in September and agreed to time charter in an LR2 product tanker that is currently under construction in Sou...



25-Sep-2014, Containerships announces orders for two additional dual-fuel boxships

As announced on 25 September, the Finish group Containerships Ltd. Oy has ordered two additional dual-fuel boxships, which will make the company the first short-sea container operator in Europe to run...



24-Sep-2014, Prosperity Investment orders six 81,600 dwt and four 208,00 dwt bulk carriers

As announced on 24 September, Prosperity Investment 2011 Limited has signed a contract with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard on the construction of six 81,600 dwt bulk carriers at the price of US$188.88m. Unit p...



22-Sep-2014, Star Bulk takes delivery of second eco Capesize

Star Bulk Carriers Corp announced to have taken delivery of one 182,000 dwt Capesize from Japan Marine United on 19 September. The vessel named "Leviathan" is a sister vessel of "Peloreus" which has b...



19-Sep-2014, Weihai Samjin Shipyard goes bankrupt

Weihai Samjin Shipyard, the Korean-invested shipyard in Weihai of Shandong province has been ruled by local court to go bankrupt as the yard had been mired with financial difficulties and become incap...



19-Sep-2014, MAN develops new turbocharger for two-stroke engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the development of a new turbocharger series specifically matched to the requirements of two-stroke engines. MAN will develop a tubocharger series exclusively for two-...



19-Sep-2014, Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding wins order for two 208,000 dwt bulkers

On 19 September, Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding and Korean owner Dong-A Tanker Corporation (DAT) signed the contract to build two 208,000 dwt bulk carriers. The ship is 299.95 m long, 50 m wide, 24.9 ...



19-Sep-2014, Meyer Werft starts keel laying for "Norwegian Escape"

On 19 September, Meyer Werft started keel laying for "Norwegian Escape" of 164,600 gross tons for Norwegian Cruise Line. The yard used its 800t crane to lay the 400t block, one of 86 blocks that will ...



19-Sep-2014, Meyer Turku starts operation

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and the State of Finland have finalised the purchase of the total share capital of STX Finland Oy from STX Europe Ltd. Meyer Werft and the State of Finland announced the...



18-Sep-2014, Seaspovill signs contract with Damen for second fast ferry

South Korean operator Seaspovill signed its second contract for a fast ferry with Damen Shipyards Group. The fast ferry 4212, to be named "Sea Star 5", will operate between Mookho and Ulleung-do at th...




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