During the same period, bulker new order decreased to $8.5bn by 70% on 2010, while gas carrier grew by 400% to $9.3bn.
In case of boxship, a total of 211 vessels were newly ordered, up by 125%, however, new order showed slowdown in the second half, with 6.2m dwt in Q1, 9.9m dwt in Q2 and 2.1m dwt in Q3.
During Jan-Sept, South Korea overwhelmed China of 383 vessels, 7.3m cgt with 299 ships, 12.1m cgt.
Meanwhile, overall 120 ships, 11.4m dwt of newbuildings were delivered in September and 1,816 vessels, 35.7m cgt (73.8m gt, 119,4m dwt) from January to September.
China and South Korea made deliveries of 832 ships, 13.7m cgt valued at $32.4bn and 390 vessels, 11.8m cgt valued at $37.6bn, respectively.
Orderbook by the end of September recorded 6,568 ships, 128.6m cgt (257,4m gt, 404,5m dwt), dropped 15% and 12% each in comparing with 7,760 vessels and 146.3m cgt each in the end of 2010.
In case of orderbook by builder country, China secures 2,830 ships of 49.4m cgt amounting to $112.4bn while Korea takes 1,333 vessels of 42.2m cgt valued at $137.7bn.
Orderbook by shipyard ranks Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea on top with 9.05m cgt, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering on second with 7.96m cgt and Hyundai Heavy Industries, including Gunsan yard, on the next with 6.96m cgt.
Meanwhile, Clarksons' newbuilding price index in the end of September decreased 0.4p to 140.4p in comparison with August and also lower than 142.4p in the end of last year.
Published : October 25, 2011