During the 1HY 2015, new orders amounted to 865 vessels, totalling 16.7M CGT. This was only 37% of last year’s results. Clarkson estimates the value of new orders to have been $ 27.4bn.
- In the 1HY 2015, China and Japan were the main shipbuilding countries by number of new or – dered vessels. Yet, in CGT and value terms South Korea was still leading the market.
- The largest decrease of orders was experienced by bulkers. Their market share by CGT dropped from 33% in 2014 to 17%. In contrast, the containerships’ share increased from 13% to 29%.
- Global production has remained stable with 1,348 vessels delivered in the first 6 months of 2015, accounting for almost 19M CGT. Deliveries were worth $ 45.9bn based on Clarkson.
- In the 1HY 2015, the global orderbook has slightly decreased to 5,809 vessels, accounting for 106M CGT (IHS Fairplay). According to Clarkson Research statistics, the order value was $ 290bn. Due to the high number of passenger vessels European shipyards reached a 13% market share by value ($38.8bn), whereas the CGT share remained lower with 8%.