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Outlook for South Korean Shipbuilders Turns Positive as Demand for LNG Carriers Expected to Increase

Outlook for South Korean Shipbuilders Turns Positive as Demand for LNG Carriers Expected to Increase

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries, the top shipbuilders in the country, are struggling from lack of work caused by falling demand for new vessels. According to recent industry data, however, that could change in the not-too-distant future thanks to a projected rise [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Wins 927 Billion Won Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Wins 927 Billion Won Order

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major shipyard here, said Thursday that it has clinched a 927 billion won (US$818 million) deal to build five container vessels. In a regulatory filing, Daewoo Shipbuilding said it will deliver the vessels by March 15, 2020. The shipbuilder did not reveal [...]

Slump-Hit Shipbuilding Sector Cuts Workforce in 2016

Slump-Hit Shipbuilding Sector Cuts Workforce in 2016

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean shipbuilders and related firms sharply reduced the size of their workforces last year in the face of a drawn-out slump, industry data showed Tuesday. According to the data compiled by industry tracker Chaebul.com, the shipbuilding sector slashed its workforce by 8,670 last year, or a 14.8 percent cut. The figure includes regular and nonregular workers. South Korea’s major [...]

South Korean Shipbuilding Companies Make Foray Into Norwegian Market

South Korean Shipbuilding Companies Make Foray Into Norwegian Market

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea BIzwire) – South Korean shipbuilding companies including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries are branching out into the Norwegian market, with the trio expected to attend this year’s Nor-Shipping, one of the biggest international shipping exhibitions in the world, which will be held in Oslo [...]