Maersk Tankers will be separated from the Maersk Group and become an independent company as part of the move to split the conglomerate in two. The process is spearheaded by Christian Michael Ingerslev (photo), who will guide the carrier through the divorce.
Jan Mechlenburg, until recently executive vice president at Hafnia Tankers, has from the turn of the year left the tanker carrier he helped found together with several former Torm executives.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) forms a new alliance with the two South Korean container carriers Heung-A Shipping and Sinokor on the intra-Asian routes after the recent failed attempt to join Maersk Line and MSC's 2M alliance.
Several of the major New York-listed dry bulk carriers opened the year's first trading day with significant rate increases. Scorpio Bulkers and Star Bulk Carriers led the surge.
30 North Sea rigs on the British and Norwegian shelf look like candidates for scrapping, Nordea Markets tells ShippingWatch. Only one rig was scrapped last year.