The gas carrier order boom continued to the end of the year with more LNG contracts placed in South Korea, this time for Japanese/Indian and Middle Eastern customers. A major container ship order is also on the horizon for Korean yards. Chinese yards won major contracts for car carriers along with orders including bulkers and product carriers. In the naval sector, a 1.5 billion euro naval newbuilding deal is close in Europe.
This is the last issue of New Ships in 2022, the next edition will appear on January 5, 2023. The New Ships team wishes all our readers a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.