CEO Habben Jansen will now pay back Hapag-Lloyd's owners

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Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen heralds a pause in growth for the German carrier in order to digest the mergers with CSAV and UASC and cater to the owners who have lost vast sums in recent years. He does not share the optimism for the market expressed by other carriers.

Sunken Maersk Supply Service vessels contain tons of oil

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The two Maersk Supply Service vessels which sank off the coast of France last year contained a total of 192,000 liters of oil and oil residues, according to an inventory of hazardous substances in the vessel's tanks. The carrier has confirmed the figures, while an environment expert says the ships must be emptied or salvaged.

Shippers want the EU to look into liner rules

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"If the container carriers see themselves as key players in the supply chain, they have failed," European shippers tell ShippingWatch following a members’ meeting Tuesday. The European Shippers' Council is ready to involve the EU to weigh the dominance of the three alliances.

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Ultrabulk CEO: Dangerous imbalance in dry bulk

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There are the optimists in dry bulk, who believe that a recovery is in progress. And then there are the ones who believe that it will likely be 2018 before the market is healthy again. And then there is Ultrabulk CEO Per Lange, who simply points to an imbalance that is hard to ignore.