Topic: Markets

Cruise shipbuilding in 2018 and 2019

The shipbuilding market for cruise ships is booming. In 2018 sixteen cruise ships were delivered, in 2019 24. The Dutch maritime industry has been an important supplier for cruise ship builders for years and until...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

The cruise industry: An industry worth keeping

With last year’s delivery of the Celebrity Flora, a Dutch yard completed a sea-going passenger ship for the first time in 46 years. SWZ|Maritime’s new cruise special shows the cruise shipbuilding industry is very important...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Zeamarine officially insolvent as restructuring continues

The German booking and operation offices Zeamarine Bremen, Zeamarine Germany and Zeamarine Chartering have come under court supervision while the restructuring of the Bremen-based MPV-operator continues, meaning the company is officially insolvent. In the first official...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

‘Coronavirus may hit Dutch supply chains from China’

‘The coronavirus outbreak could endanger the supply of Dutch companies doing business with China,’ says Bart Vos, scientific director of the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) and affiliated with Maastricht University. Several ports...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Zeamarine Is Disposing of Vessels

Zeamarine is reportedly disposing of vessels to deal with its financial losses. The fast-growing shipping company last month announced that it has hired a restructuring specialist to take over the management of the company and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Dutch Ideas, Japanese Build

Japan is still a large shipbuilding nation blessed with powerful shipowners and a large fleet. Under the pressure of the global shipbuilding market problems, Japanese yards have gone through a merger and contraction phase. Yet,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk