Oldendorff and Scorpio keep the yards busy

Two dry bulk carriers in particular - German Oldendorff and US-Monaco-based Scorpio Bulkers - are keeping the Asian shipyards busy at this time, according to numbers from Clarkson.

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With orderbooks totaling 62 and 74 dry bulk vessels, respectively, two of the biggest players in dry bulk shipping - Oldendorff, based in Lübeck and New York-based Scorpio Bulkers - are currently keeping the Asian shipyards busy, according to the latest monthly statistics from Clarkson Research Service.

For the global shipyard industry as such, the orderbook has slimmed down in the past year ahead of May 1, as a total of 677 orders were placed in the period, corresponding to 29.5 million GT, and 113 in April of this year (4.4 million GT), which amounts to an annual decrease of 16.3 percent.

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