Japanese shipbuilders received only seven new orders for dry bulk carriers in July – less than half of the fifteen order received in the same month last year.
Year-to-date, Japanese shipbuilders received order to 33 dry bulk carriers at a gross tonnage of 1.4 million t compared to order of 177 bulk carriers with a gross tonnage of 6.8 million t over the first seven months of 2015.
In July 2016, orders were received for two handysize bulk carriers, three handymax bulk carriers, one post-panamax bulk carrier and one capsize bulk carrier.
At the end of July, the order book stood 659 vessels, including 181 due to delivery this financial year (to April 2016), 233 for delivery next financial year and 156 for delivery in the 2018 financial year.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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