China fines 14 carriers for illegal price practice

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Several container carriers have received penalties in China for failing to provide correct information about their freight rates to the Chinese ministry of transports. The carriers fined include CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd. But the size of the fine is fairly modest.

Shipowners and ports in direct disagreement on EU's CO2 plan

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The maritime sphere in Europe is far from in agreement when it comes to limiting CO2 emissions from shipping. While the shipowners are highly critical of the European Parliament's plan to include CO2 in a cap trading system, the ports praise the proposal. "Most unfortunate," say the shipowners.

Drewry: Things looking better on routes from Asia to South America

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The final months of 2016 brought improvements on the routes from Asia to the east coast of South America. But there is still a long way to go in terms of the activity noted on the routes in the past, writes analyst firm Drewry, warning against excessive optimism.

Container carriers' search for digital solutions now underway

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Container carriers have formed several collaborations for digital solutions within the past few weeks alone – and many more similar arrangements will follow in the first half of 2017 in the search for the best digitalization of container carrier services, says analyst Lars Jensen of Seaintelligence Consulting.

New Job

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Alex Karakassis
New title: Managing Director, Financial & Commercial Activities
New employer: Hansa Heavy Lift (01.02.17)

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Steve Dawson
New title: Managing Director, Technical & Operational Activities
New employer: Hansa Heavy Lift (01.02.17)

Brian Darnowski, Container Owners Association
Brian Darnowski
New title: Chairman
New employer: Container Owners Association (01.01.17)

Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen
New title: Deputy Chairman
New employer: Container Owners Association (01.01.17)

Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

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Trendsetting companies in sectors such as tanker presented financial reports, APM Terminals opened up about the future partnership with Maersk Line, and we got to know a shipping company which usually subscribes to a great degree of discretion. This week's top picks on ShippingWatch.