The sudden COVID-19 outbreak has brought a huge impact on all aspects of shipyard business in China. All kinds of data and information show that the shipyards in our country are facing a huge problem in the ship repair business and shipbuilding business when they can't return to work completely during the epidemic.
Today we take a look at the situation of ships equipped with scrubbers in China:
According to the latest data sent by Clarkson to XINDE MARINE NEWS, there are currently about 200 ships in the world that are retrofitting scrubbers, of which about three-quarters (150) are in Chinese shipyards.
As shown in the figure above, the data deadline is February 10, and a total of about 200 ships around the world are retrofitting scrubbers. In addition to the Chinese shipyards, Singapore and Turkey shipyards received about (6%) 12 ship retrofitting tasks. About six were retrofitted at the UAE shipyard.
Only in China, CR Dadong shipyard has 17 ships, COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Shanghai) has 13, Zhoushan Xinya has 11, Chengxi has 10, Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry has 8, COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) has 8, Youlian Shekou has 8, Youlian Zhoushan has 8, COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Zhoushan has 8.
In terms of ship types, of the 150 ships retrofitted in China, 62 are dry bulk ships, 61 are container ships, 14 are product oil tankers and 4 are crude oil tankers.
In addition, according to the summary of the resumption of work of key shipping enterprises in Zhejiang Province released by Zhejiang Association of Shipbuilding on February 21, it is shown that the handheld orders and new orders of key monitoring enterprises in Zhejiang Province have been affected to varying degrees by the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Affected by the epidemic, 17 ships under construction in Zhejiang Province are expected to delay delivery for more than 2 months, with a total capacity of 93,000 dwt, 21 ships with a total capacity of 101,000 dwt are expected to delay delivery for 1-2 months, and the expected delay duration is uncertain for 41 vessels totaling 2.06 million dwt.
In addition, Zhejiang Association of Shipbuilding also said that the situation of new orders has been greatly affected, only three of the 34 provincial key monitoring shipbuilding companies have new orders for 2020, and the rest have not received new orders so far.
Source:Sarah Yu,XINDE MARINE NEWS
The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Xinde Marine News.
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