Hanjin Obtains US$800M in Orders for Six VLCCs

Hanjin Obtains US$800M in Orders for Six VLCCs

Friday, 11 April 2014 | 00:00

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) has obtained six orders for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) for the first time since its foundation.
This is very meaningful to the Korean shipbuilder in that it has mostly built small and medium size vessels so far. In addition, the specialization structure between the Yeongdo Shipyard in Busan and Subic Shipyard in the Philippines has become apparent; the former focusing on medium-sized and special vessels while the latter on large-scaled ones.
Hanjin announced that the Subic Shipyard, its local subsidiary in the Philippines, received an order to build four 300,000-DWT-class VLCC from the UK-based ship operator Navig8 on April 9, and another order to construct

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No. 1 shipbuilder to talk wages

Friday, 11 April 2014 | 10:58

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, could face difficult wage bargaining this year after its labor union requested its highest pay raise in the past 12 years.
Through its in-house paper, the union revealed its annual wage increase proposal of 132,013 won ($126.94) on its monthly base pay. It is the largest wage increase request since 2002 when the union asked for a 138,912 won hike.
The proposal is a big hike compared with recent years. In 2012, the union asked for 111,231 more won, and last year it wanted 91,221 won.
The union has also proposed a performance bonus of 250 percent from base pay; a holiday bonus of 100 percent from base pay to

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Los astilleros se manifestarán en La Isla el día 15 de mayo

Las plantillas de Navantia en la Bahía de Cádiz han aprobado un nuevocalendario de movilizaciones conjunto que complementa las acciones que de manera individual se vienen llevando a cabo en cada uno de los centros.

  A las concentraciones en la Plaza del Rey de San Fernando, previstas para los jueves 8 y 22 de mayo, que se llevarán a cabo por la tarde de 19.00 a 20.00 horas y a las movilizaciones que se realicen en los centros de Puerto Real y Cádiz. Se les sumarán las manifestaciones a realizar los días 24 de abril y 15 de mayo.

  El día 24 de abril, se llevará a cabo una manifestación por las callesdel municipio de Puerto Real, las tres plantillas y el

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Good-bye to shipbuilding in Sweden

 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | 00:00

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp has said it's negotiating a withdrawal from shipbuilding in Sweden. The Scandinavian nation said it wanted to concentrate the naval vessel business in national hands.
German steel maker ThyssenKrupp reported April 14 it was at an early stage of negotiations with Sweden's defense company Saab AB on the sale of its shipbuilding business in the Scandinavian nation.
It said both Saab AB and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions had signed a declaration of intent to hammer out a sales deal which could find the approval of regulators.
ThyssenKrupp added at the center of the deal would be the sale of its Sweden-based shipyard Marine Systems in Malmo, Karlskrona and Muskö. The German firm noted that the

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Editorial: Un buque de guerra para salvar a Navantia

el Economista  

10:00 - 14/04/2014
 
 

Balón de oxígeno para Navantia. El Gobierno ha encargado a la naviera la  construcción de un barco de guerra por 350 millones. Tal y como anunció  Cristóbal Montoro (y esta vez no se equivocó), la financiación se realizará a  través del Ministerio de Industria, que no descarta la posibilidad de venderlo  en el mercado internacional. La medida permitirá a la compañía recuperar  su  carga de trabajo. Encargos que se ampliarán si se confirma que la empresa es  definitivamente la adjudicataria de la construcción del quinto gasero de Gas  Natural. No obstante, Navantia tienen que navegar sola. La inyección de dinero  público tiene mucho tufo electoral en un momento en el que a todos los  ciudadanos se les piden severos ajustes.