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Clipper CEO Peter Norborg discussed the carrier's restructuring, while other bulk players also put their cards on the table. EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager shared her views on the container industry, and a new solution for sulfur requirements was presented. All this week on ShippingWatch.

Bulk carriers' battle with the bottom line

With a year-and-a-half in the top job, Peter Norborg has overseen a comprehensive restructuring of the carrier. He discussed it with ShippingWatch this week.

This is how Clipper will man the new global hubs

Clipper has sold 16 vessels as part of credit deal

Other bulk carriers and players in the segment revealed how things are going:

Zacho tackles tough second year with J. Lauritzen

Mads Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen. Image: J. Lauritzen

Dry bulk merger G2 Ocean hunting for new cargoes

Norden's head of dry cargo targets growth with new venture

Vestager and the carriers

The EU's Competitions Commissioner Margrethe Vestager believes that alliances in the container industry can function with competition, she said to ShippingWatch.

Vestager: Strong competition in the container sector

"Tonnage tax should be used only as intended"

Image: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv

Sulfur requirements prompt concern

The issue of impending international requirements regarding vessel sulfur emissions is on the global agenda. Many are calling out scrubbers, for example, while Norway has a completely new idea for securing compliance.

Hyundai Merchant CEO lists four downsides to scrubbers

Norway proposes fuel ban to prevent sulfur cheating

Study: Shipowners unsure about approach to sulfur directive

See also:

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EU foreign affairs chief dragged into case concerning North Korean workers

UN bans ships from ports after calling in North Korea

Denmark backs tighter requirements for large container vessels

European Shipowners welcome new president

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Clipper sailing at rates that incite fresh optimism

"For the first time in a long time, rates are at a level, which might tempt some to order new vessels, but it will not be us," CEO of Clipper Group, Peter Norborg, tells ShippingWatch. One commodity in particular is critical for the company's progress.

Norwegian shipping investor debuts in dry bulk

Founder of rig company Borr Drilling, Tor Olav Trøim, is now targeting dry bulk with the company 2020 Bulkers. The plan is to list the company on the minor OTC stock exchange, reports local media Finansavisen.

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