The number of overseas vessels ordered by domestic shipbuilding companies in the first half of this year has more than tripled from the same period of the previous year.

Vaccinations are progressing around the world, and face-to-face business talks that could not be done due to the Corona disaster have resumed in earnest, and transactions are becoming more active.

According to the Japan Ship Export Association, in the first half of this year from April to last month, domestic shipbuilding companies and trading companies received orders, and after completion, 170 ships with a total ton of 500 tons or more will be exported overseas. bottom.

The number of ships was 52, which is more than three times that of the same period of the previous year, and the total number of ships in the last year is close to 177.

Behind the surge in orders is the normalization of economic activity from the Corona disaster.

Ship negotiations are generally face-to-face because the amount of money per ship is large and it is necessary to respond in detail to the needs of customers, but since the spread of the new coronavirus infection, movement has been severely restricted, so face-to-face. I couldn't have a business talk.

However, as vaccination progresses around the world and movement restrictions are relaxed in each country, transactions are becoming more active as face-to-face business negotiations resume in earnest.

For shipbuilders, etc., the deteriorating market conditions have turned around and recovered, but many of the raw materials required for ship construction, including steel materials, are more expensive than when orders were received due to the rapid expansion of global demand accompanying the economic recovery. It is rising, and it is a new issue whether we can connect a large number of orders to profits.