Japan's new ship export orders rise 14 percent in 2018

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:27:53 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

According to the data released by the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA), Japanese new ship export orders in December last year rose by 7.8 percent on tonnage basis compared to the previous month, decreasing to 20 ships, compared to 27 ships recorded in November, totaling 1,302,330 gross tons, including 13 bulk carriers, five tankers and two general cargo ships.

In 2018, Japanese shipbuilders received new export orders for a total of 215 ships with an aggregate of 10,786,371 gross tons, up 14 percent year on year.

On the other hand, in December last year Japan delivered eight ships for export, totaling 645,808 gross tons, compared to 21 ships totaling 1,246,270 gross tons recorded in November.

Meanwhile, in 2018, Japan delivered 201 ships for export, totaling 10,921,891 gross tons, falling by 1.5 percent year on year.

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