A threat of a bomb on the container vessel Maersk Memphis led to an evacuation this Thursday of the ship as well as the Port of Charleston on the US East Coast. US authorities called off the bomb threat later that day.
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Exporters impacted by container shortage
Food goods are accumulating on Brazil's east coast and every part of the supply chain from exporters, to port terminals, and warehouses are struggling with a lack of refrigerated containers. Carriers such as Maersk Line, MSC, and Hamburg Süd have moved containers to other locations in Latin America where rates are higher, Brazilian shippers tell ShippingWatch.
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Oldendorff in new fleet expansion
While many dry bulk carriers are struggling severely with their finances, the Lübeck-based family-owned carrier Oldendorff continues its massive fleet expansion. Market observers are puzzled by the development.
Halvor Sveen, CEO for Maritime & Merchant. PR photo
Interest for new shipping bank
Six months after the launch of Maritime & Merchant, the Norwegian shipping bank is now in talks with carriers and investors beyond its home market, CEO Halvor Sveen tells ShippingWatch. Small and medium-sized carriers in particular are showing interest.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL - Maritime. PR-foto: DNV GL
Modest recovery of the newbuild market
Low newbuilding activity across most shipping segments took a big toll on DNV GL's earnings last year.
Jan Jacobsen. PR-foto: Monjasa
Two years of loans to Monjasa owner
Monjasa founder and co-owner Jan Jacobsen received a two-year salary in severance pay when he stepped down from the bunker group after he was convicted of fraud last year. This is a regular termination period, Monjasa tells ShippingWatch, noting that the sentence has been appealed.
Hands of state subsidies
Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark are now calling on the EU Commission to refrain from weakening the state subsidy rules that exist today – or to even review them from a critical point of view.
English Edit: Gretchen Deverell Pedersen