Last week's top stories: Maersk Tankers, ballast water, Royal Arctic Line

The Maersk Group's sale of its tanker unit to the Maersk family made headlines on ShippingWatch this week. Top stories also included a bankruptcy in the ballast water market and revolt among Seadrill's bondholders.

PR photo: Maersk Tankers

Maersk sells tanker division to family

The Maersk Group found a buyer for Maersk Tankers in A.P. Moller Holding A/S, which is paying USD 1.2 billion for the company. This transaction criticized by the Danish Shareholders' Association, which is concerned that Maersk sold at a too low price to the family's holding company.

Media: Maersk declines to let shareholders see sale assessments

Bugbee: Maersk family will drive tanker consolidation

Maersk sells tanker carrier to family in a buyer's market

A.P. Moller Holding A/S buys Maersk Tankers


CEO Verner Hammeken. PR photo: Royal Arctic Line

Royal Arctic Line apologizes for the mess

"We're remodeling. Sorry about the mess." According to Royal Arctic Line, the carrier would have done right to put up such a sign after a first half of 2017 that brought numerous problems related to a large-scale overhaul taking place at the carrier. Meanwhile the bottom line shows a loss after taxes of DKK 28 million. However, the carrier can celebrate that major customer Royal Greenland told ShippingWatch this week that it supported the long-term strategy for sailing to and from Greenland.

Royal Arctic Line after costly half-year: Sorry about the mess


Photo: /ritzau/Katinka Hustad

Well-known supplier files for bankruptcy

Norway's Oceansaver was just one of four companies in the world which had obtained a crucial type approval from the US Coast Guard. Now, the ballast water management system supplier has filed for bankruptcy and the company blames factors including delayed environmental regulations and the IMO.

Oceansaver after bankruptcy: "IMO decision was very disappointing"

Major ballast water supplier bankrupt after delayed regulations


PR-foto: Seadrill

Bondholders oppose the Seadrill rescue plan

Seadrill bondholders said to fight debt plan

Seadrill share jump due to speculation or short covering

Seadrill plan forces North Atlantic Drilling off the stock exchange


And make sure to read about OW Bunker, Maersk Line, and warnings for the oil industry

OW Bunker estate has lost bunker price case

Maersk Line harbors great ambitions for Hamburg Süd

Norway's central bank projects surge in oil investments

Analysts: First phase in the oil upswing is in progress

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The solution to one shipping climate challenge could exacerbate another

The upcoming global sulfur directive is designed to solve a pollution issue, but the regulations look set to significantly exacerbate another problem. "It's not free for the environment," says a bunker consultant. It is the price that has to be paid to reduce sulfur emissions, says supplier Haldor Topsøe.

New shipping fund buys first container ships

Investment company Navigare Capital Partners has acquired three container ships for its shipping fund. The company invests money for three Danish pension funds and the Maersk family.

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