November 28, 2022

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New Times Shipbuilding wins big order from MSC

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New Times Shipbuilding wins big order from MSC

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which has surpassed Maersk Line to become the world’s largest container shipping company, has not stopped expanding its fleet. It has placed an order to build 14 dual-fuel container ships again, and the number of new ships under construction has exceeded the 100 ships. The large order of more than CNY 10.7 billion will also become the largest new ship order undertaken by New Times Shipbuilding since its establishment.

According to trade winds, MSC has signed a contract with New Times Shipbuilding for the construction of 14 8,000TEU dual-fuel LNG-powered container ships. The new ships will be equipped with B-type storage tanks.

If the news is true, this will be the largest order for New Times Shipbuilding since its establishment in 2000. New Times Shipbuilding has been focusing on the construction of bulk carriers and oil tankers before, and the number of container ships delivered is not many, only 7 8,800TEU container ships built for MSC and 4 10,622TEU container ships built for CIMC Group. Delivered between 2014 and 2015.

Last year, with the surge in container ship orders, New Times Shipbuilding returned to this ship type market, successively undertaking four 13,000TEU container ships from Greek shipowner Chartworld and six 7000TEU container ships from Singapore shipowner Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).

According to the International Ship Network, MSC initially announced that it would order medium-sized dual-fuel container ships at the beginning of this year. Not long ago, it was reported that the company has signed a total of 28 new shipbuilding letters of intent with three shipyards in China and South Korea, including 14 new era shipbuilding and 8 8,000TEU dual-fuel ships from Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding, and 6 7,700TEU ships from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Group.

In the past two years, MSC has been active in the new building and second-hand ship market, rapidly expanding its fleet, and officially surpassed Maersk Line at the end of last year to become the world’s largest container shipping company. According to Alphaliner data, MSC currently operates 664 vessels with a total capacity of about 4,351,960 TEUs, including 325 owned vessels and 339 leased vessels.

At the same time, MSC ranks first in the world in terms of the number of orders in hand, with a total of 88 vessels of 1.2405 million TEU, accounting for 28.5% of the existing fleet, almost twice that of the second-ranked Evergreen Shipping (about 623,200 TEU). If the 14 ships of the new era are added, Mediterranean Shipping will have more than 100 orders.

Data show that container shipping companies led by MSC signed a record number of new ship orders last year. The total number of container ship orders for the year reached 569 ships of 4.3 million TEU, and the contract value was as high as 42.8 billion US dollars. This order level is even higher than that. The previous record level of 3.3 million TEU in 2007 was 29% higher, equivalent to 3.5 times the average order volume for the 10-year period ending in 2020.

At present, container ship orders have surged from a low of less than 2 million TEU in October 2020 to more than 6.5 million TEU, reaching the highest level since the end of 2008. Hand-held orders accounted for 26% of the existing fleet, the highest since 2014.

Source: eworldship

14艘107亿元!新时代造船获地中海航运大单

已经超越马士基航运成为全球最大集装箱航运公司的地中海航运依然没有停止扩张船队的步伐,再次下单建造14艘双燃料集装箱船,也让其在建新船数量突破100艘大关,而这份价值超过107亿元人民币的大单也将成为新时代造船成立以来承接的最大一笔新船订单。

据贸易风消息,地中海航运已经与新时代造船签署了14艘8000TEU双燃料LNG动力集装箱船建造合同。新船将配备B型储罐,每艘造价略高于1.2亿美元,14艘总价值约为16.8亿美元(约合人民币107.24亿元)。

如果消息属实,这将是新时代造船自2000年成立以来的最大订单。新时代造船此前一直以建造散货船和油船为主,交付的集装箱船数量并不多,只有为地中海航运建造的7艘8800TEU集装箱船,以及为中集集团建造的4艘10622TEU集装箱船,均在2014年至2015年间交付。

去年,随着集装箱船订单激增,新时代造船重返这一船型市场,陆续承接了来自希腊船东Chartworld的4艘13000TEU集装箱船,以及来自新加坡船东Eastern Pacific Shipping(EPS)的6艘7000TEU集装箱船订单。

据国际船舶网了解,地中海航运最初在今年年初传出将订造中型双燃料集装箱船的消息。不久前,有消息称,该公司已经与中韩三家船厂签署了总计28艘新船建造意向书,包括新时代造船14艘和青岛北海造船8艘8000TEU双燃料船,以及韩国现代重工集团6艘7700TEU船。

近两年来,地中海航运一直活跃在新造船和二手船市场上,快速扩张船队,在去年年底正式超越马士基航运成为全球最大的集运公司。根据Alphaliner的数据,目前地中海航运旗下船队运营664艘船,总运力约435.196万TEU,包括325艘自有船舶和339艘租入船舶。

同时,地中海航运手持订单数量也排名全球第一,共计88艘124.05万TEU,占现有船队比例28.5%,几乎是排名第二的长荣海运(约62.32万TEU)的两倍。如果加上新时代造船的14艘,地中海航运手持订单将超过100艘。

数据显示,以地中海航运为首的集运公司在去年签下了创纪录的新船订单,全年集装箱船订单量总计达到了569艘430万TEU,合同价值高达428亿美元,这一订单水平甚至比之前2007年330万TEU的纪录水平还要高出29%,相当于截止2020年的10年间平均订单量的3.5倍。

目前,集装箱船手持订单已经从2020年10月不到200万TEU的低点骤增至650万TEU以上,达到自2008年底以来的最高水平。手持订单占现有船队比例高达26%,创下2014年以来最高纪录。

来源:国际船舶网

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