Starting at 4 pm CET on Tuesday and lasting 24 hours, APM Terminal's Gothenburg facilities will be at a standstill. An attempt to trip up Swedish exports, says APM Terminals Gothenburg CEO Henrik Kristensen.
Although APM Terminals has already paid once for Guatemala's important Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal, the Maersk-owned port operator has accepted to pay an additional sum of money in the wake of the ongoing bribery case.
"The problem is that we, in the industry, keep employing the same strategies we always have," Tan Chong Meng, CEO of the world's largest port company, PSA, tells ShippingWatch. Now PSA will do away with the strategy dictating more size, more capacity.
The world's presumably second-largest gas deposits are ready for export in Iran, on which trade sanctions are now being lifted. But there is a long way to go before the flow of gas will once again trade out of Iran, the carrier tells ShippingWatch. Lauritzen Kosan agrees.
The container carriers divided themselves into three major alliances during 2016, and in April these alliances will start to battle it out on the industry's key tradelane from Asia to North Europe. SeaIntel tries to pick a winner among 2M, Ocean Alliance, and The Alliance.
The European Community Shipowners' Associations, ECSA, has voiced fierce criticism toward the EU's list of approved ship recycling facilities. But the association is now taking a more positive stance, viewing the list as a means that can help ensure implementation of the Hong Kong convention.
The countries behind the agreement to reduce the oil output have so far been able to cut production by 1.5 million barrels per day. This happens while the number of active oil rigs in the US is on the rise, notes Global Risk Management.
Svitzer will more than double the number of tugs under Brazilian flag, so that the fleet will reach ten vessels by the end of the year. The Maersk Group's carrier is also expanding its Brazilian business, which has secured two new execs.