A series of large orders valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars were reported this week in China, Japan and South Korea. Orders for feeder container ships were signed or are under negotiation in China. A large bulker order is also being discussed in China for a European customer. Japan reported an order worth over US$500 million for container ships. A US$208 million order for container ships was also won in South Korea along with deals including LPG and chemical carriers. In Europe, low water on the rive Rhine during the climate change has generated an order for a new concept of tanker.