Chinese shipbuilding industries' proportion of bulker order has not reached half of overall new order for the first time since 2006.
According to Clarkson, proportion of bulker order of all newbuildings contracted by Chinese shipyards year to date stands at 45%, while containership, tanker and gas carrier taking 10% each.
From 2007 to 2011, bulker proportion used to be around 60% but this year saw lower than 50% for the first time since 2006 with 28%.
Particularly, gas-carrier ratio exceeded 10% for the first time this year with 11.9%, in lines with increasing proportion of boxship.
As ordering for bulker sharply decreasing this year, Chinese shipyards booked relatively more orders in segments, such as containership, tanker, gas carrier, etc.
Published : October 23, 2012
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