Global Trade at Geopolitical Crossroads

John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors speaks about future geopolitical challenges for trade.

Shanghai Dingheng Shipping Sets Sights on Building 100 Ships

Under the Hundred of Ships Construction Plan, the firm plans to build small and medium-sized chemical tankers.

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Video: Irish Ferries’ Newbuild Hits the Water at FSG

The new Irish Ferries cruise ferry W. B. Yeats was launched into the water on January 19 at FSG.

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Global Orderbook below 200 Mn DWT for 1st Time in 13 Years

The shipbuilding industry completed another difficult year as low contracting remained a trend in 2017.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here is our weekly look back at the five most-read articles on World Maritime News.

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Brokers: Nisshin Shipping Tied to Ten Bulkers

Brokers link Nisshin Shipping to an order for up to ten new bulkers.

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Over USD 550 Mn Needed to Restructure Uljanik

Uljanik is waiting for a green light from the European Commission for a state guarantee for a EUR 96 million.

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K Line Adds Another Corona Newbuild

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has added to its fleet Corona Wisdom, an 88,899 dwt coal carrier.

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GMB Members to Stage a Strike at Cammell Laird Shipyard

GMB members have voted to take a strike action at Cammell Laird Shipyard in dispute over pay and conditions.

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Spotted: New Asphalt Tanker Joins Compass Shipping

On December 21, China's Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding named and delivered Kan Wo, an asphalt tanker.

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Berge Bulk Names Handy Newbuild

Berge Bulk has named its new Handy bulk carrier, Berge Snaefell.

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Rolls-Royce Looking to Sell Commercial Maritime Arm

Rolls-Royce to look into available options for its Commercial Maritime division, including a new owner.

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JBIC to Finance Ta-Tong Marine's New Ore Carrier

JBIC agreed to provide a loan to Taiwanese shipowner Ta Tong Marine to purchase a newbuilding ore carrier.

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Oriental Petroleum Orders Two VLGCs from Jiangnan Shipyard

CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard has secured an order for two VLGCs of 84,000 cbm.

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OOCL Christens Final 20,413 TEU Boxship

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has christened OOCL Indonesia, a 21,413 TEU boxship newbuilding.

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Shipping Companies Excluded from World's Largest Fund

Shipping majors have been excluded from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) for beaching ships.

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COSCO, Yang Ming Delay 13 ULCV Deliveries

In order to curb the adverse effect of tonnage influx, shipping companies start delaying boxhip deliveries.

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January a Month of Leviathan Boxship Deliveries

Ten mega boxships are set to be handed over to their owners this month.

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Shell Orders FPSO for Penguins Field

Shell has decided to order a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for its Penguins field.

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Samsung Heavy Industries Eyes Operating Profit in 2019

Larger order intake and reduced fixed costs are expected to push Samsung Heavy Industries to an operating profit in 2019.

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EC Opens Investigation into Polish Tax Scheme for Shipyards

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Polish tax scheme for shipyards.

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MV Werften Cuts Steel for Polar Class Expedition Yacht

MV Werften starts building a new luxury expedition yacht for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises.

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Two Bulker Newbuilds Join Wisdom Fleet

Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has taken delivery of two new eco-ship newbuilds from Japanese shipyards.

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Evergreen Marine Renewing Fleet with 20 11,000 TEU Boxships

Evergreen Marine has revealed a very ambitious fleet renewal plan which will see 20 containerships added to its fleet.

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China Names 2nd Carrier for Queensland LNG Project

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding names second LNG carrier for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.

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Imabari Set to Take Over Minaminippon Shipbuilding

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co is planning to buy its compatriot Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the second week of January 2018.

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SWS Hands Over First Valemax Newbuilding to COSCOCS

COSCOCS takes delivery of the first of ten 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

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