NYK Line has approached compatriot Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to construct a next-generation, scrubber-fitted bulk carrier on the back of a long term charter contract with JFE Steel Corporation.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has completed the construction of the world’s largest containership at 23,000-teu for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has bagged an order to build two new product tankers worth a total of KRW87.9bn ($76m) for an unnamed European shipowner.

Singapore’s shipyard group Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has landed a SGD2bn ($1.5bn) loan from its largest shareholder Sembcorp Industries to help reduce its debt.

Greece’s Maran Gas Maritime has ordered a new LNG carrier at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), making this its fifth LNG carrier newbuild order at the shipyard.

Luxembourg-headquartered Jan De Nul Group has booked an offshore jackup installation vessel at China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry.

Chinese shipyards saw newbuilding orders plunged in the first four months of this year on the back of an overall weak international shipping market and declining new orders globally, according to the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (Cansi).

Singapore’s shipyard group Sembcorp Marine is expecting its production activity to remain low amid an improving offshore market due to stiff competition and potentially lengthy time needed to secure new orders.

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has made a profit in the first quarter of 2019, reversing from its loss position in the year-ago period.

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has clinched a contract from the US Department of the Navy to build an icebreaker vessel worth approximately $746m.

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