Japanese yards achieved a 41 per cent rise in overseas shipbuilding orders in the year to last month, in contrast to a sharp fall in demand in the fourth quarter last year, according to Maritime Asia Today .Monday, 20 April, 1998, 12:00am
Foreign ship orders placed with Japanese shipyards in July rose 60.3 per cent from a year earlier to 652,370 million gross registered tonnes, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association says.
The increase in orders could be partly attributed to the yen's depreciation against the dollar from July last year, an association official said.28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
Japanese shipyards have full order books for the next two years, says the Japan Ship Exporters' Association.
The yards are in their healthiest position for years, which an export order book up to the end of May of 371 vessels of almost 14 million gross tonnes. New orders in the financial year to March 31 totalled 265 vessels of 8.2 million gross tonnes.26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am
Japan's export shipbuilding orders in May fell 36.3 per cent from a year earlier to 348,550 deadweight tonnes after an 18.4 per cent year-on-year rise in April.
The Japan Ship Exporters' Association said the number of export orders in May dropped to nine vessels, including five bulk cargo ships, from the year-before level of 18.19 Jun 1996 - 12:00am
SHIP export contracts concluded by Japanese builders last month amounted to 53 ships, for more than 1.48 million gross tonnes (gt), according to the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA).
This was a 62.9 per cent rise in gross tonnage over the same month last year, because of the fall of the yen.29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
NEWBUILDING orders received by shipyards around the world last year totalled 26.14 million gross tonnes (gt) for 1,576 vessels, up 15.4 per cent over 1993, according to the Japan Ship Exporters' Association.
Orders received in the fourth quarter amounted to 7.12 million gt (325 ships), unchanged from the first and second quarters.31 Mar 1995 - 12:00am