Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Interview with Maersk Tankers' new CEO, Christian Michael Ingerslev, a new Asian container alliance, a surge in dry bulk shares, and rigs ready to be scrapped in the North Sea were some of this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

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.

This man will steer Maersk Tankers 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.

Key figure and co-founder leaves Hafnia Tankers

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.

Hyundai targets Asia after failed 2M inclusion

"This should not necessarily be seen as a defensive move by Hyundai"

Korea Line owner votes against Hanjin asset purchase

Asia's shipping lines are facing more mergers

Media: South Korea will get a new container carrier

Korea Line owner votes against Hanjin asset purchase

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.

Bulk carriers kick off 2017 with share price leaps

Alphabulk: 2016 was the worst year ever for dry bulk

Drewry: Multipurpose rates held down by bulk and container

Banks prepare for next round of consolidation in multipurpose

Owner used subsidiary to aid J. Lauritzen through 2016

Dry bulk shipowner weighs purchase of four VLGCs

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.

30 rigs in the North Sea are candidates for scrapping

Helicopter company has faith in North Sea deal

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CEO transformed new player in marine insurance

Insurance group Neon, which has hired numerous Lavaretus employees for a new Danish office, was struggling for survival just a few years ago. A strategic overhaul has meant that the company is now launching a charge into the marine insurance market with offices in Copenhagen and Genova.

Deputy state prosecutor describes case against Monjasa as "unusual"

The Danish Attorney General's Office for financial crimes (SØIK) could have commissioned an independent assessment of a crucial fuel report in the case against Monjasa and Jan Jacobsen, both cleared this Monday, the deputy state prosecutor tells ShippingWatch, describing the case as "unusual".

BW Offshore scales back new investments

BW Group's offshore carrier BW Offshore maintained its hard-won profit on the bottom line in the third quarter, but the market remains strained going forward, says the company in financial report.

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