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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...



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...



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...



18-Sep-2014, China COSCO Bulk Shipping Group scraps eight bulk carriers

As announced on, China COSCO Bulk Shipping (Group) Co., Ltd. had disassembled eight bulk carriers from 1 July to 30 August in 2014, including "Dongqing Hai", "Tuo Hai", "Yulan Hai", "Baisen Hai", "Tia...



17-Sep-2014, Hudong Zhonghua to double its building capacity for LNG carriers

Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. has released a plan to double its building capacity of large LNG carriers in four years. The yard is to expand its capacity to build seven to eight 174,0...



17-Sep-2014, CSBC develops ice-class containerships

Taiwan-based CSBC Corporation announced to have recently completed the development of the design for ice-class containership and the upgrading of semisubmersible crane vessels. CSBC Corporation has de...



17-Sep-2014, BW orders two 173,400 CBM LNG carriers from DSME

BW has signed shipbuiding contracts with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) for two 173,400 CBM LNG carriers. The two firm newbuildings will be delivered in late 2017 and earl...



17-Sep-2014, COSCO orders five 14,500 TEU containerships from China Shipbuilding Trading and Changxing Shipbuilding

On 17 September, China COSCO Holdings Co., Ltd. announced to have entered into shipbuilding agreements with Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on construction of five 14,500 TEU contai...



16-Sep-2014, Namura Shipbuilding pushes integration with Sasebo ahead

Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Sasebo Heavy Industries would merge their respective business and design departments as announced at a recent press conference held in Tokyo. According to TradeWinds ...



16-Sep-2014, IMC Industrial orders four 64,000 dwt MPPs from Oshima Shipbuilding

IMC Industrial Group has contracted Oshima Shipbuilding for four 64,000 dwt multipurpose vessels at the price of US$144m and with expected deliveries starting from the second half of 2016 to 2017. Sou...



16-Sep-2014, Scorpio Tankers takes delivery of seven new buildings

Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today to have taken delivery of seven newbuilding vessels, including "STI Madison" and "STI Park", two LR2 product tankers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in Septemb...



16-Sep-2014, Keppel wins fifth jackup contract from Gulf Drilling at US$227m

Keppel FELS Limited has secured a contract from Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227m. The contract includes optio...



16-Sep-2014, Samjin Shipbuilding in discussions to sell itself

Samjin Shipbuilding Industries has confirmed to IHS Maritime that it is in discussions to sell itself due to financial troubles. Founded in 1999, the Korean company was mired in financial difficulties...



15-Sep-2014, Oshima Shipbuilding expands capacity with colossal crane

Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will add a new 1,200t goliath crane later this year to its drydock to reduce construction time, which will boost the annual output of the yard by at least 20%. The new cr...



15-Sep-2014, Oshima Shipbuilding drops its venture in Vietnam

Hiroshi Minami, president of Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has confirmed with TradeWinds that the company has dropped the plan to establish a US$180m yard in Vietnam's Khanh Hoa province with a planne...




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