|A total of 1,390 vessels of a combined 19.27m gt have been contracted during the first nine months of this year, declined by 32% year-on-year in gt terms.|
Chinese shipyards accounted for 38% of share with 428 vessels of a cumulative 11.06m gt. Korean and Japanese shipbuilders contracted 159 vessels of a combined 8.41m gt and 296 vessels of a cumulative 7.05m gt, taking 29% and 24% each.
During the same period, overall 2,755 vessels of a combined 79.62m gt have hit the water, as similar as last year. Chinese, Korean and Japanese shipyards delivered 1,133 vessels of cumulative 31.62m gt, 407 vessels of a combined 27.54m gt and 471 vessels of a cumulative 14.61m gt, respectively.
Global newbuilding orderbook, as of the end of September, stood at 6,050 vessels of a combined 178.82m gt, decreased by a quarter against a year earlier. Chinese shipyards secured 2,118 vessels of a cumulative 71.38m gt, down by 22%. Korean and Japanese shipbuilders' backlog dropped by 32% and 23% to 840 vessels of a combined 57.9m gt and 823 vessels of a cumulative 28.91m gt each.
Published : November 19, 2012
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