Chinese yard starts building MSC’s LNG-powered containerships




According to a statement by Zhoushan Changhong, the shipbuilder held a steel-cutting ceremony on Tuesday for two 11,500-teu vessels, CHB 2027 and CHB 2028.

These are the first two LNG-powered vessels Zhoushan Changhong will build for MSC.

MSC first ordered ten LNG dual-fuel 11,500-teu vessels at the shipbuilder and after that added ten LNG dual-fuel 11,300-teu vessels.

CIMC ORIC, a unit of China International Marine Containers (CIMC), designed these containerships.

CIMC is a shareholder in Zhoushan Changhong via its leasing unit.

Image: Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard

Zhoushan Changhong said that these two 335 meters long and 45.6 meters wide ships with a design speed of 20 knots will be classed by DNV.

CIMC previously said that these 11,500-teu vessels

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NSMV: The Model for the Future of Government Shipbuilding


Jeff Vogel, Contributor

Jeff Vogel is a partner in Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation & Trade Group....

August 14, 2023

(Photo: Philly Shipyard)

At the time of publication, the first National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), the Empire State VII, is steadily advancing towards its final delivery to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and SUNY Maritime College. Let’s be clear—this is a huge win, not only for MARAD, its vessel construction manager TOTE Services, the shipbuilder Philly Shipyard, and SUNY Maritime, but for the future of government shipTo put this milestone in its appropriate context, it is worth reviewing how we got here. The NSMV program has a long history, transcending Presidential administrations and Congressional leaders. In 2015, MARAD engaged with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to make the

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China's shipbuilding industry sees large growth






By Zhong Nan | | Updated: 2023-06-26 11:13
 China's first domestically built large cruise ship, Adora Magic City, build by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, completes its undocking process in Shanghai on June 6, 2023. [LONG WEI / FOR CHINA DAILY]

China's shipbuilding industry saw new vessel orders surge 49.5 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2023, official data showed.

New orders, a major indicator of the shipbuilding industry, stood at 26.45 million deadweight tons (DWT) during the five-month period, with a global market share of 67.3 percent, according to statistics released by Beijing-based China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.

The country's shipbuilding output grew by 15.4 percent

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The OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6) provides an international platform for the exchange of information as well as the elaboration of economic and policy analysis on several aspects of the shipbuilding sector. Under its mandate, the WP6 aims to establish normal competitive conditions in the shipbuilding industry, notably by encouraging transparency and consulting with both non-OECD economies and relevant industry groups.

Recent work of the WP6 covers areas such as:

  • The compilation and analysis of subsidies and other support measures provided to the shipbuilding sector through an inventory in which a number of non-OECD economies also participate.
  • Analyzing the nature and effect of factors that can distort the shipbuilding market.
  • Country-level peer reviews of domestic shipbuilding industry and related government policies. 
  • Analyzing supply and

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The naval architecture sector is once again highlighted on Baird Maritime. This week’s lineup of vessels covers newbuilds of a variety of sizes, from large Ro-Ros to small boats powered by electric propulsion, thus indicating the scope of the sector’s capabilities.

Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering

As this week also focuses on the marine research and training sectors, the lineup also includes a research vessel, training vessels, and survey boats. Most use traditional monohull designs while one is catamaran for greater stability necessary for extended research missions offshore.

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