US President Donald Trump. Photo: ritzau/AP/Evan Vucci

Shipowners react strongly to Trump's crusade against the climate

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the US will withdraw from the global Paris Climate Accord and call for the accord to be renegotiated – a decision that is deeply irresponsible and very worrying, Sturla Henriksen, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, told ShippingWatch.

Nordic shipowners: Trump's US exit may jeopardize IMO efforts  

Shipowners: IMO climate targets must be maintained  

Photo: Teekay

New tanker behemoth

Canada's Teekay will merge its tanker carrier Teekay Tankers with its company Tanker Investments to create what looks set to become the world's biggest listed MR tanker carrier with assets totaling USD 2.4 billion.

Teekay creates new listed tanker giant  

 

Bertram Rickmers. Photo: Rickmers Group

Rickmers Group files for insolvency

Germany's Rickmers Group has officially filed for insolvency – and the storied shipowner thus looks on track for a dramatic and final end.

Rickmers Group surrenders in struggle to keep business alive  

Hege Skryseth, Kongsberg Digital. Photo: Kongsberg

Digitalization on the shipping agenda

ShippingWatch was present at Nor Shipping in Norway this week, where digital solutions and topics such as autonomous vessels, big data, and cyber security featured prominently on the agenda.

Wärtsilä tasks 400 employees with digitalization effort  

Kongsberg Digital looking to double its revenue  

Wilhelmsen creates digital innovation center   

Photo: Maersk Line

Don't forget to read about the prospects for offshore carriers, radical changes ahead for shipping, and more..

This is the name of the new Japanese container venture  

Danish Ship Finance predicts radical changes in shipping  

Pareto: Only a matter of time before offshore improves  

Prosafe CEO believes in brighter days ahead  

Alphaliner increases growth forecast for container after strong Q1