According to a quarterly analysis by the British company MSI, in August of this year the indicative shipbuilding prices were around 30% to 50% higher, compared to the levels at the end of 2020. Read more at Neatora
After three torrid years of low profitability, a combination of falling costs and rising prices put yards on a stronger footing, writes Stuart Nicoll from MSI. Read more at Splash247.com
The trajectory of newbuild prices which have soared up by as much as 50% in less than three years is dividing experts with owners facing tricky decisions on when to kickstart fleet renewal programmes ahead of stricter 2030 green targets for shipping agreed at the International Maritime Organization this July.
MSI believes that newbuild prices might finally cool down over the next couple of years, a point of view not widely shared with shipbroking houses. Read more at Splash247.com
MSI said chemical tanker orders shot up between March and June this year, with 40 newbuildings amounting to more than 600,000 dwt being booked. Read more at TradeWinds
The shipping industry has placed a massive bet on liquefied natural gas as an alternative fuel — as a bridge between traditional fuel oil and whatever comes next, whether it’s methanol, ammonia, hydrogen or something else. Shipowners have spent billions of dollars fitting ships to burn LNG.
MSI Managing Director, Adam Kent, contributes his thoughts to this article published in Freightwaves
Market preference for younger tonnage puts a newbuilding cycle on the horizon, writes MSI. Read more at Riviera
The Seatrade Maritime Podcast is joined by analysts from Maritime Strategies International to take a look at the outlook for containers, tankers, dry bulk, and shipbuilding in the second half the year. Listen to the podcast at Seatrade Maritime
The newbuild price of a MR tanker rose to $44.1 million in February from $42.8 million in 2022 and $37.6 million in 2021, according to consultancy MSI. Read more at S&P Global
Mothballed capacity is being brought back to life as contracting is forecast to rise. “Expansion in capacity will certainly be needed in the second half of the decade, when we expect a surge in contracting volumes in response to the twin requirements of fleet renewals and decarbonisation efforts,” says MSI director Stuart Nicoll. Read more at TradeWinds
Demand for alternative fuel newbuildings will spur expansion of shipbuilding capacity, including bringing some of the collapsed yards back to life. But the boom seen in the 2000s, which later led to severe overcapacity problems, is unlikely to be repeated. The bounceback will mainly be led by demand for fresh tonnage using alternative marine fuels, especially those in the dry bulker and tanker sectors, said MSI managing director Adam Kent during a Sea Asia shipbuilding outlook seminar. Read more at Lloydslist