AVIC Weihai receives double Italian job
Dalian: AVIC Weihai Shipyard has a signed shipbuilding contract with Italian owner Giovanni Visentini to construct two 38,000dwt handymax bulkers plus two options. The vessels will be classified by RINA and delivered in 2015..
Weihai yard grabs up to eight 6,700-unit PCTCs
Auto Marine Transport, a tonnage provider created with the assistance of Siem Car Carriers, has signed an agreement with Samjin Shipbuilding Industries Korea Co., Ltd. (Samjin) to build a series of vessels for carrying cars and trucks at the Korean yard’s Chinese facility in Weihai. The initial agreement involves two 6,700-unit energy efficient pure car and truck carriers (PCTC), with options for further six vessels. Simon Stevens, chairman of Siem Car Carriers, said : "We are very pleased to have played a part in helping to establish Auto Marine Transport as the tonnage provider to access the energy-efficient PCTC market. It is the intention to work closely and exclusively with Auto Marine Transport and Samjin to develop and build PCTCs beyond the initial series of eight vessels. Auto Marine Transport is fortunate to have benefitted from the combined design expertise of Samjin and Siem Car Carriers. The innovative energy-efficient design will result in significant savings to future charterers. In order to grow Siem Car Carrier’s own roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and car-carrying operations over the next 10 years, we will need access to this type of vessel." [09/11/12]
AVIC Weihai Shipyard in talks with german owner for 6 midsized containerships
Dalian: AVIC Weihai Shipyard, a subsidiary yard of AVIC Group, is getting close to get an order of half a dozen mid-sized container ships from a German owner, an official from AVIC Weihai told SinoShip News. “Currently we are in talks with a German owner to build six containerships. We expect to deliver a total of 14 vessels this year,” the official said “Also we have seen growth in domestic orders this year as the international market keeps has been flat,” the official added. [02/11/12]Upload News