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Monday, 9 May 2011

China rises to top in ranks of ship makers

China Daily
May 6, 2011

China, if measured by the number of ships it produces and the number of orders it receives for such vessels, is the foremost shipbuilder in the world.

Still, the country needs more time to become a real superpower in the shipbuilding industry, said a senior industry official.

China became the foremost shipbuilder in the world in 2010 and aims to become the builder of the most advanced ships by 2015, Li Dong, vice-director of equipment industry department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, told a press conference on Saturday.

In 2010, China built ships with a total deadweight capacity of 65.6 million tons, accounting for 43 percent of the deadweight capacity of ships built in the world, he said.
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