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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

India: Shipbuilding industrys growth ambitions run into rough weather
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Ambitious plans by domestic firms to boost India’s shipbuilding capacity in the next two-three years by investing some Rs20,000 crore may have to be whittled on the back of the current credit crunch and a downturn in global shipping, say experts. “The changed situation would require some degree of reworking on their plans,”￾ said Arvind Mahajan, national industry director, infrastructure and government, at audit and consultancy firm KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24259&Itemid=79
 
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From Live Mint.com:

L&T defers shipbuilding expansion...
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Mumbai: Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T), the country’s largest private sector engineering and construction firm, has deferred its entry into the commercial shipbuilding business and has also decided to scale back its investment for a new shipyard at Kattupalli near Chennai, said at least two persons familiar with the development.
More at http://www.livemint.com/2008/12/05000634/LampT-defers-shipbuilding-ex.html
 
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From The Business Mirror:

Hanjin launches 2 more container ships in Subic
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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Five months after launching MV Argolikos, the first container ship to be built in the Philippines, Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil.) scored another historic feat with the simultaneous launching of two more cargo vessels last week.
More at http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3108:hanjin-launches-2-more-container-ships-in-subic&catid=33:economy&It emid=60

Comment: They've come a long way.
 
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From The Maritime Global Net:

SHARJAH SHIPYARD PROJECT “LAUNCHED”￾
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A US$327m state-of-the-art integrated maritime industrial complex in the UAE has been officially launched at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime event.

Construction work is actually already well underway on the 500,000 square metre Hamriyah Maritime City in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, which aims to capture companies from the regional growth in the offshore oil and gas and marine business.
More at http://www.mglobal.com/news/dailystorydetails.cfm?storyid=9464&type=2
 
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From Your Shipbuilding News:

Gujarat to draw Rs 10K crore in shipyard projects
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With Indian companies planning to drop anchors on Gujarat’s shores, the state is likely to harbor investments to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore in shipyards. Among the players who have shown interest in developing shipyards in the state include Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India), Tebma Shipyarads, Assam Company, Afcons Infrastructure, Bharati Shipyard, Jindal Shipyard and Pipavav Shipyard, said government sources close to the development.
More at http://www.yourshipbuildingnews.com/gujarat+to+draw+rs+10k+crore+in+shipyard+projects_19901.html
 
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From Gulfnews:

More dockyards for marine vessels along Creek soon
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Dubai: Marine Agency at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has finalised construction of dockyards for marine transportation near the Floating Bridge in a bid to upgrade the level of services rendered to marine mass transit mode users.

The project comprises construction of additional dockyard to accommodate 17 boats of different sizes.
More at http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traffic_and_Transport/10272024.html
 
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From SteelMillsOfTheWorld.com:

Shipbuilding industry to be developed on grand scale: Prime Minister Mr. Gilani
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Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government has adopted a 'vision' for new shipyards and development of shipbuilding industry on a grand scale. He said that the government would move in this direction at a very fast pace, and added: "Together, we will ensure that Pakistan becomes a leading shipbuilding country in the region, in line with its true potential and ideal location".
More at http://steelmillsoftheworld.com/news/newsdisplay_moreover.asp?slno=13317
 
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From The Manila Times:

Business sees Subic’s potential
as commercially viable seaport
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SUBIC BAY Freeport: The National Competitiveness Council and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) called for the development of Subic as the country’s transshipment and logistic hub over the weekend.
More at http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/03/yehey/prov/20090203pro4.html

Comment: I remember Subic Bay from it's days as a U.S. Navy base. It's come a long way since the Navy moved out, from ghost town, to shipyard, and now a budding seaport in it's own right.
 
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From The Motor Ship:

Strategic Marine opens Vietnamese shipyard
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Western Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine officially opened its multi-million dollar shipyard in Vietnam today. The new facility takes up 136,000m3 at the Dong Xuyen Industrial Zone in Ba Ria Vung Tau province and is now a fully functioning shipyard with the capability to construct large steel and aluminium vessels.
More at http://www.motorship.com/currentnews/article.asp?ARTICLEID=7209