China's behemoths boost the country's maritime vision

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China's escalating acquisition of ports and carriers is a sign of its commitment to its political vision of becoming a maritime superpower, prompting concern among European carriers, which have allegedly called for political attention to the matter – both nationally and within the EU. Next week's meeting of the Box Club will no doubt also revolve around the issue.

Shipyards confirm talks for giant MSC order

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Yet another large order for as many as 11 container ships to MSC is currently being negotiated and settled in South Korea, inform the country's shipyards – but the carrier has not confirmed the order, for which the tense relationship to North Korea allegedly figures as a joker.

Meldgaard is the CEO it is hard not to listen to

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People have written Jacob Meldgaard off on several occasions but have always been proven wrong. Torm continues to exist and Meldgaard continues to be CEO. ShippingWatch portrays a maritime executive to whom some people owe their careers, while others find him hard to read.

Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

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The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board's report on the shipwreck of two Maersk vessels made headlines this week, and the spotlight also fell on Klaus Kjærulff's bulk venture, Denmark's plans to expand DIS, and the significantly lower investment level among oil companies.