The present publication released by LR is aimed to give readers some general overview of the ship designers and ship construction yards located in Southern Asian region, including India, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and other countries.
Over a huge geographical area a broadest range of various important factors have eventually shaped the development of the ship construction in the region - among those factors there were practical experience, history, cultural factors, ambition, and demand - all of them affected and continue to affect the shipbuilding capabilities in the region.
While recently Japan, South Korea and China have had number of the ordered vessels decreased, some of the South Asian countries dealt with in the pages of this guide have experienced some growth in orders. Taking the increased quality, competitive pricing and their burgeoning capability into account, both international and local ship owners are increasingly seeing subject area as a very attractive new construction option for their future projects.
The capability of the shipyards is now getting at a competitive level when we are talking about the facilities, quality and timing of the leading construction yards... In short, this document will be found practically useful by the people involved in the organization of the shipbuilding projects due to the information contained covering numerous yards.