The Japan Ship Exporter’s Association (JSEA) announced on December 17 that Japanese shipyards contracted a total of 23 export ships of a combined 0.9m gt, up by 17% year-on-year, during November of this year.
Japanese shipbuilders booked 22 bulkers - six handies, eight handymaxes, six panamaxes and two ore carriers - and one asphalt carrier. As for delivering year, deliveries in FY 2013 accounted for 53%, FY 2014, FY 2015 and FY 2016 took 29%, 14% and 4% each.
During the first eleven months of this year, export ships contracted by Japanese shipyards declined by 4% year-on-year to 157 vessels of a cumulative 7.47m gt, which will become around 8.5m gt by the end of the year.
Export-ship delivery, which can be seen from total ships having went through customs, in November dropped by 60% year-on-year to 15 vessels of a combined 0.61m gt.
From January to November, a total of 324 vessels of a cumulative 14.41m gt, down by 7%, have been delivered.
As of the end of November, orderbook for export ship stood at 604 vessels of a combined 27.75m gt (12.38m cgt), declined by around 10m gt from a year ago.
Published : December 18, 2012