MOL Orders Record-Breaking 20,150 TEU Capacity Containerships

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries for the construction of four 20,150 TEU capacity Ultra Large Container Carriers. MOL also announced that it has concluded an Memorandum of Understanding for long-term charter of two additional 20,150 TEU capacity containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, headquartered in Imabari-shi, Japan. Those two … [Read more...]

Japanese Shipbuilder Secures Orders for Record 20,000 TEU Containerships

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. says it has secured newbuilding orders for 11 containerships with a TEU capacity of 20,000, marking the first-ever orders for ships that size. Imabari said that it secured the order with the cooperation of Marubeni Corporation, although it did not specify which carrier placed the order, only revealing that it was an … [Read more...]

Mitsubishi to Build Ships to Carry Liquefied U.S. Shale Gas

Japanese shipyard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and their joint venture partner Imabari Shipbuilding received an order today from Mitsui & Co., Ltd for two next-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers which the company says will be slated to eventually carry LNG from the Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana. Mitsui and Mitsubishi, along with Sempra … [Read more...]

Mitsui-MAN Win Gas Fired Engine Orders

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. announced today the winning of an order to supply four dual fuel 2-stroke engines to Japan’s biggest shipbuilder, Imabari Shipbuilding.  The Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G70ME-C9.2-GI engines, once built, will be installed aboard two liquefied natural gas carriers currently under construction for Spanish shipping line Empresa Naviera Elcano … [Read more...]

Japanese Ductile Steel Technology Incorporated Into New MOL Bulker

Japanese engineers have introduced new technology to the shipbuilding industry in the form of "highly ductile steel plate" on board a newly launched 206,600 ton dwt bulk carrier at Imabari Shipbuilding. This plate has been developed through the cooperation of Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Imabari Shipbuilding Co, and Japan's National Maritime Research … [Read more...]