Shipbuilding and Repair

May 2019

With shipowners facing an expensive few years as the dual impacts of installing a ballast treatment system and finding a way to meet the 2020 fuel changes hit, ShipInsight looks at the size and structure or the world fleet. With statistics showing recent scrapping activity, deliveries and world orderbooks this guide examines the current and future make up of the world fleet.

The guide also looks at the latest developments in the regions and leading shipbuilding nations. After the good years through to 2011/12 changing requirements are seeing many shipbuilders facing a troubled future where mergers and acquisitions among yards are necessary to ensure survival.