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South Korea overtook China to reclaim its number one spot in global shipbuilding orders last month.
Data by Clarkson Research Services shows Korea won orders totaling 1.29 million compensated gross tons in October.
That's up more than 300 percent on-year.
Order value also went up three-fold to 2.six billion U.S. dollars last month, reaching a record high.
This came on the back of growing LNG projects and increasing orders of eco-friendly ships due to stricter environmental regulations across the world.
Korea won a total of 17 ships including four LNG ships and 11 Very Large Crude-Oil Carriers (VLCC), accounting for more than 80 percent of ship orders placed worldwide last month.
In the first ten months through October, Korea has won near 16 billion dollars of orders, which is more than any other country.
Korea is followed by China, Italy and Japan.
Order volume went down 35 percent to six.nine million CGTs between January....