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Maersk Broker considering merger

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Maersk Broker is currently considering various merger options, CEO Anders Hald tells ShippingWatch. Other international brokers - most recently Clarksons and Platou this week - have already merged.

Platou sold to Clarksons for GBP 281.2 million

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The world's biggest shipbroker, British Clarksons, has acquired Norwegian Platou for GBP 281.2 million. The move creates a behemoth with 1,400 employees in 21 countries.

Oil company in dramatic showdown in fraud case

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A Danish oil company and several key individuals – protected by a name ban – have been preliminary charged with serious fraud after a customer claimed to have discovered systematic delivery fraud.

New broker merger in the pipeline

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Shortly after Clarksons announced plans to acquire Norwegian Platou, another two British brokers make similar announcements. Icap and Howe Robinson are working on a merger.

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door at OW…

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The management team was putting the finishing touches on a new massive bank deal to secure its future yesterday at its headquarters, when all of sudden there was a knock at the door. An employee had come all the way from Singapore.

Insolvent OW Bunker has lost entire equity

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OW Bunker has collapsed after the Singapore fraud case. "For the time being, the financial impact cannot be assessed, however, it must be assumed that the group's equity is lost," says the company.

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Maersk Broker considering merger

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Maersk Broker is currently considering various merger options, CEO Anders Hald tells ShippingWatch. Other international brokers - most recently Clarksons and Platou this week - have already merged.

OW's management knew about giant Singapore credits

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A printout from OW Bunker's own financial system shows that the collapsed bunker group had, by as early as September, registered a claim of almost USD 80 million to one single client. "Completely obvious that the OW Bunker senior management was able to follow developments," lawyer tells ShippingWatch.

Rotterdam tempts carriers with lower tariffs

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Europe's biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam, reduces its tariffs for feeder ships and tempts deep-sea carriers with major discounts in an effort to win market shares.

OW Bunker crash now hitting carriers

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Several carriers expect that OW Bunker's collapse could result in a million dollar loss this year and they have already made provisions for this in their bookkeeping. One of these is XO Shipping in Hellerup, Denmark, which has secured a bank guarantee from Danske Bank in order to avoid having ships arrested.

Wärtsilä chosen for Maersk Supply Service's new ships

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Finnish Wärtsilä will supply integrated solutions for Maersk Supply Service's new anchor handling vessels, ordered in November. The deal could involve an additional four vessels.

Another European nation wants to be at the maritime forefront

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Like several other countries, the British government is betting on shipping as a growth engine, and on Thursday the government launched a comprehensive study of country's maritime cluster. Read the plan here.


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