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Another consolidation in the tanker industry. US President Donald Trump will pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. 180 years of shipping may come to a end at Rickmers Group. News from Nor Shipping. Read this week's top picks on ShippingWatch.

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

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Scorpio Bulkers believes in sustainable rates

The dry bulk carrier has halved its deficit in this year's third quarter, and according to CEO Emanuele Lauro, the carrier has faith in a market carried by sustainable rates which will last into 2018.

Maersk backs fuel ban in sulfur debate

Maersk would welcome a ban on fuel which does not meet the low-sulfur content requirements. This is a simple way of ensuring effective enforcement of the rules, says the head of fleet technology at Maersk Line to ShippingWatch.

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