A large volume of orders was received by yards in Asia this week, often from undisclosed customers. In South Korea, deals included feeder container ships along with almost US$1 billion of orders of LNG carriers. China also won almost US$1 billion in container ship orders. South Korea and Japan are set for a US$1.5 billion newbuilding deal in the near future. In Europe, an order for a luxury cruise ship was confirmed, a welcome newbuilding project after the cruise sector suffered heavily from the corona pandemic.