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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Maersk Line
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