The lunar new year holiday in China, South Korea and elsewhere in Asia reduced newbuilding activity this week. But South Korean yards did report some substantial orders worth hundreds of millions of dollars including container ships and gas carriers. Environmentally friendly designs are moving into more sectors with an Asian order reported for green car carriers and projects in Europe for sail-powered car carriers and zero-emission container ships. Even tugs are going all-electric as another Asian deal showed this week. A European project for environmentally friendly inland waterways vessels was also reported.