10/12/2008 UK
New-builds swell UK Ship Registry
Tonnage comfortably exceeds 15 million GT

There were a total of 14 additions to the UK Ship Register during November 2008 equating to 220,554 GT.

Of these 14 ships 11 were new builds which continues the recent trend of a decreasing average age for the fleet.

Companies registering ships during November included:

CMA CGM
CPO Tankers
Maersk Marine Services
Norfolkline
Unicorn Shipping
Wappen Reederei
and Zodiac Maritime Agencies.

The largest ship to flag-in during November was the CMA CGM CORAL, a new build container ship of 49,810 GT and owned by CMA Ships.

This takes the UK Ship Register up to 1,546 ships equating to 15,344,607GT