There are many indications that the plans for when vessels must install ballast water management systems will be postponed. This seems evident after the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting where member nations gathered at IMO headquarters this week in London to discuss the shipping industry's effect on the environment. ShippingWatch was there.

 

An IMO divided

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All signs point to postponement of ballast water rules

 

Danish bunker major takes hit in earnings

The crisis is notable at Torben Østergaard-Nielsen's USTC group. The financial report for company Selfinvest, which covers all USTC businesses, showed declines on the bottomline.

Bunker Holding eyes 14 potential acquisitions ahead  

Shipping and bunker group USTC sees profits slashed in half

 

New culture at Danish bunker company

Danish bunker company Endofa has improved its ability to pick battles and will now focus on the bottom line instead of growing revenue. The change of culture is part of the explanation behind the group's first ever profit in 2016, the CFO tells ShippingWatch.

Endofa after first profit: "We're better at choosing our battles"

 

Maersk suffers from hacker attack

Systems at Maersk Group are still not fully up and running, even though much more than a week has passed since the conglomerate's port business and container carrier were hit by the hacker attack Petya. Meanwhile, the group's oil company was discovered in illegal discharge of a toxic chemical in the North Sea.

Maersk: Too early to guess consequences of cyber attack  

Cyber attack could cost the Maersk Group over USD 50 million  

SeaIntel: Disturbingly low cyber security in the container industry

 

...and criticized for chemicals in the North Sea

Maersk report on 42 tons of illegal pollution discharge is inadequate  

Maersk Oil has released 42 tons of non-approved chemicals in the ocean  

E-mails reveal that Danish EPA shielded Maersk from huge losses

 

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English Edit: Gretchen Deverell Pedersen