Slightly more merchant shipbuilding activity was seen this week despite the quiet summer period and the Eid holiday keeping buyers from Islamic countries from the shipbuilding market. Orders for a VLCC tanker and for liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers were reported from South Korea, although mostly from shipbrokers and official confirmation is still awaited. An international tender process was started in Canada to build a passenger/freight ferry which is open to foreign yards. In Germany, there was concern that a defence ministry tender to build naval tankers looks like being issued to European yards and will not be reserved for German shipbuilders. Environmental protection continues to be a growing theme in shipbuilding, with a series of projects including a ferry newbuilding project announced in Belgium. The struggle by European yards to survive continued with rescue efforts continuing to save yards from closure in the United Kingdom and Croatia.

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Prospects & Orders

15.08.2019

Hydrogen-powered ferry part of green fuel initiative

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Germany plans to issue EU tender for naval tankers

The German defence ministry could issue a European Union-wide tender...

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15.08.2019

Order for cargo/passenger vessel to be awarded

A Russian government order for construction of a cargo/passenger...

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15.08.2019

Tender for construction of 18-MW icebreaker

Russian group Rosmorport has announced a tender for construction of an...

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15.08.2019

Car-passenger ferry ordered

Russia’s Shipyard Zaliv confirms it has won a tender to build a...

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Container feeder ship deal

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15.08.2019

Future of Croatian yard 3.Maj

Croatia's government is continuing with efforts to help the troubled...

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15.08.2019

Scottish yard in difficulties

The directors of Scotland’s Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow served...

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15.08.2019

Purchase interest in troubled Harland and Wolff reported

The insolvency administrators of Northern Irish yard Harland and Wolff...

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15.08.2019

South Korean yards ahead in world shipbuilding orders won

South Korean yards continue to dominate world shipbuilding orders in...

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Daewoo Shipbuilding reports reduced profits

South Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has...

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Yangzijiang Shipbuilding shares slump after announcement

Shares in the Singapore stock market of Chinese yard Yangzijiang...

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