Maersk Broker is taking over the Danish ship broker Lanic, in which the company already owns a stake. From July 1, Lanic will be incorporated into Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering, which is Maersk Broker's dry bulk business.
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) calls for stronger fire safety measures on container vessels. The call comes in the wake of more fires being reported and as ships grow bigger and bigger.
Following the large-scale merger two years ago, which created the world's second-largest ship management company, growth at Anglo-Eastern Univan Group has been modest. "2-5 percent annually is a solid growth target for us, CEO Bjørn Højgaard tells ShippingWatch.
Maersk Tankers has been sold to the Maersk family's holding company at a time when investors are staying far away from product tanker. But the carrier could be sold on when the market recovers, analysts say.
The powerful US dockworker union ILWU has succeeded in slowing the development towards automation in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A new law holds that environmentally-friendly vehicles in the ports must not be fully automated or remote controlled in order to secure subsidies.
Wilh. Wilhelmsen will pay NOK 545 million to boost its ownership stake in offshore company Norsea Group to 72 percent. "We wish to have an exposure towards the energy market, primarily oil and gas," explains the company.