Maersk Signs $1.8B Deal With DSME


Note: To learn more about Containerships be sure to read the excellent book The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson Maersk Line, a unit in shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Tuesday it had ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co … [Read more...]

LOOK – Close Look At The Complexity Of An FPSO [PHOTO]


Today's ship photo of the day is an extremely high detailed HDR Image the FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) vessel constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard. According to the photographer,  L1GHT DR4W1NGS , the shipyard engineers were pulling an all-nighter because the lights were on at 1am when this shot was … [Read more...]

U.S. Alerted In Brazil’s Offshore Bribery Scandal

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by Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) Prosecutors investigating Brazil’s largest corruption scandal say they notified the U.S. Department of Justice of evidence that at least four foreign companies allegedly paid bribes to win Petroleo Brasileiro SA contracts. The allegations are against units or affiliates of Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Skanska AB, AP Moeller-Maersk … [Read more...]

HD Photo Special – Aker Philadelphia Shipyard


Over the past year, Philadelphia photographer Charles Cerrone has gained access to wield his camera within the confines of one of the United States' most historic shipyards, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Modern tankers are now being constructed for ExxonMobil and Crowley on the same lands that constructed the Iowa-class battleships New Jersey and Wisconsin for the U.S. … [Read more...]

Featured Collection: Shanghai Shipyards [HD PHOTOS]

A labourer welds part of the structure of a ship which is under construction at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding company's shipyard in Shanghai October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China laid out a detailed three-year plan in early August to restructure its massive shipbuilding industry, urging local governments to halt approvals of new projects and companies to build high-tech vessels. While state-owned and better quality private shipyards now have enough construction orders to keep busy into 2015 or 2016, the future looks grim for the rest, many of whom … [Read more...]

Japanese Shipbuilders Unite! JFE Universal and IHI Marine Merger Delayed [UPDATE]

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*Update* Although JFE Holdings, Inc. and IHI Corporation announced on August 27, 2012 that the management integration of their respective subsidiaries Universal Shipbuilding Corporation and IHI Marine United Inc. would be executed on October 1, 2012, JFE Holdings and IHI have decided to change the effective date to November 1, 2012 because reviews and approval processes … [Read more...]

American Shipyard Begins Expansion Project

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While the strength of American Shipyards has been in steady decline for decades, there are a few that remain profitable and, at least one, is expanding. BAE Systems has announced the shipyard broke ground on the construction of a new pier at its ship repair facility, the most recent addition to the yard's 23 acres campus located just miles from downtown San Diego. The pier, … [Read more...]