GasLog has approached Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the construction of two more LNG carriers, after it exercised its option for two new charter agreements with Cheniere Energy.

Chinese shipyard Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding has signed newbuilding contracts with Shanghai Ganglu Shipping to construct two 56,000-dwt dry bulk carriers.

China’s Hunan Xiangchuan Shipbuilding Industry has set up a new shipyard and repair base in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province to expand its footprint locally.

Sweden’s Donsotank has ordered two LNG-fuelled oil products and chemical tankers at China’s Wuhu Shipyard.

China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has opened an investigation on former general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) Sun Bo over his involvement in a host of illegal activities, and expelled him from the Communist Party.

Two subsidiaries of CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Comec) have received Chinese government grants totalling RMB41.59m ($6.04m) to undertake projects on developing high-tech equipment.

Germany’s TT-Line has confirmed newbuilding deals with China’s Jinling Shipyard to build up to two LNG dual fuel ropax vessels for use in the Baltic Sea.

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has approached South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to build two new LNG carrier on the back of a long term charter deal with France’s Total subsidiary.

Singapore-listed First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has penned a letter of intent with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Yangzhou) Co for the construction of two LR2 product tankers at a total price of $97.2m.

South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has won an order to build a 30,000 cu m LNG carrier for Norwegian shipowner Knutsen at a price of $77m.

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