Tokyo: Japanese builders received just 12 export shipbuilding orders totalling 566,900 gross tonnes in September - down 59.3% on September last year. More than 80% of those orders were for Japanese companies overseas discoveries meaning Japan has missed out almost entirely on the recent boom in shipbuilding orders. With the exception of one Lpg carrier, all the orders were for bulkers. September's orders take the new export order intake for the first half of fiscal 2006 to 167 vessels of 7.1m gt, a marginal improvement on the same period last year. (18/10/06)
Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.