Damen Lands First Cruise Ship Construction Contract

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has officially entered the cruise market having signed a contract with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club for a 155-meter luxury vessel. The so-called Mega Yacht will be purpose-built with ice class Polar Code 6 permitting sailings to polar destinations as well as tropical ones. The order marks Damen's official entry into the … [Read more...]

South Korea to Combine World’s Two Biggest Shipbuilders in $2 Billion Deal

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's biggest shipbuilding group, has announced a share swap deal worth 2.1 trillion won ($1.98 billion) to take over second-ranked Daewoo and create a global heavyweight controlling over 20 percent of the market. The move comes as the worldwide shipbuilding sector recovers from a global economic … [Read more...]

Hyundai Heavy Seeks Stake in Rival DSME -Official

SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, the world's biggest shipbuilder, is interested in buying a stake in second-ranked rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, a Hyundai official told Reuters on Wednesday. The comments follow the group's holding firm saying on Monday it planned to sell part of its stake in refiner Hyundai Oilbank … [Read more...]

China’s Crackdown on Pollution a Boon to World’s Shipbuilders

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest shipbuilder sees China’s cleanup of its smoggy skies lifting prices of the vessels this year. As China prioritizes dealing with the smog that has famously blanketed Beijing and other big cities, the world’s second-biggest economy is increasingly turning to liquefied natural gas as a replacement for coal for … [Read more...]

Derecktor Selected to Operate New Megayacht Shipyard in Fort Pierce, Florida

Derecktor Shipyards has been chosen develop and operate the first purpose-built megayacht repair and refit yard in the United States located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The yet-to-be-built yard will be developed to service yachts of over 200 ft. and 900 plus tons. It will also include a 1400 ton mobile hoist (along with a 3500 ton or larger drydock) for the hauling and service … [Read more...]