Cochin Shipyard to expand

India’s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) is to expand. The shipbuilder has announced plans to build a new large drydock as well as a new ship repair facility. CSL has made plain its keenness to build dredgers and LNG carriers with New Delhi keen to get Indian shipyards building a wider variety of ships. CSL has received an in-principal approval from the Ministry of Shipping to go ahead with the building of the new drydock while neighbouring Cochin Port Trust has agreed to sell a parcel of land for the new ship repair site. Both facilities should be completed within three years.

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has recently promised to help Cochin Shipyard up its shipbuilding expertise especially in the fields of LNG ship construction.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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