Newbuilding order has maintained uptick in November.
According to glinfo.com of China, November saw a total of 227 newbuildings contracted, up by 92 vessels month-on-month. Particularly Chinese shipyards' new order has distinctively increased.
Chinese shipbuilders booked overall 153 vessels in November, 94 ships more than the previous month., which include 16 chemical tanker, 12 bulkers (declined by three ships month-on-month), eight boxships, two offshore drilling platform units, etc. Many of them were ordered by overseas shipowners.
During the same month, other countries except China inked a total of 74 vessels, down by two ships month-on-month. Among them, Korean shipyards contracted overall 29 newbuildings and most of them were placed by European owners, with high-value vessels making up the large proportion.
Besides, Dutch penned 16 vessels and Japanese contracted 11 ships, which declined by four vessels against October.
Published : December 12, 2012
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