It was another week with large gas carrier orders as demand for gas imports continue to rise. South Korean yards won over half a billion dollars worth of gas carrier contracts. Shipbuilding orders in China this week included tankers and car carriers. The success of Turkish yards in the newbuilding sector continues with an order for an oil and chemical tanker. A shipyard is to be sought for icebreaker construction in Europe. In the naval sector, a US$4.97 billion naval frigate order was placed with a yard in Europe.