German shipyards have recorded a 6% increase in output compared with 2007, building 79 merchant vessels.
German shipyards have recorded a 6% increase in output compared with 2007, building 79 merchant vessels with an aggregated tonnage of 1.5m gt.
A total of 41 of the newbuildings were delivered for German owners.
Containerships dominated vessel production, but out of 51 boxships, only 16 were built for foreign owners.
The Hegemann group has confirmed its leading position, which was achieved with the purchase of Volkswerft Stralsund. At its three sites, 21 newbuildings totalling 366,000 gt were constructed.
Second in the German yard league table was Wadan Yards, which completed 14 containerships, totalling 284,000 gt at Wismar and Warnemünde.
The year"s largest newbuilding was the 121,887 post-panamax cruiseship Celebrity Solstice from Meyer Werft, which achieved a total of 233,000 gt and delivered a further two passengerships and two liquefied petroleum gas tankers, the latter built by its subsidiary Neptunwerft in Warnemünde.