Shipping companies should pay heed to IMO’s demands and change to LNG as soon as possible, DNV’s Head of Maritime Advisory, Henning Mohn, tells Shippingwatch at the Sea Asia 2013 in Singapore. It is the cheapest solution in the long run, he believes.
BY TENNA SCHOER Published 11.04.13 at 10:24
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The imbalance between the global markets forces Maersk Line to sail around with 4 million empty containers a year, and there is no immediate solution to the problem, says the shipping company to ShippingWatch.
The competition has adopted Maersk Lines' own recipe for succes and is now successfully using it against the world's largest container carrier, which has now lost its number one position as the world's most reliable carrier, according to Drewry. "Surprising," says analyst Ricky Rasmussen, Nykredit Markets.
Approximately every second month a new Danish company opens an office in Singapore, usually within the maritime or offshore industries. The companies are attracted by the growth and shipping environment.
The Chilean von Appen family operates approximately 120 ships within the gas and bulk sectors from its Copenhagen offices. And a further expansion is under way, board member in the group’s Danish companies Carsten Haagensen reveals.
The two sackings which have caused the tug boat crews in Liverpool to vote yes to a coming strike were a result of suspicions of drunkenness. The strike may have an impact on operations in the entire Port of Liverpool.
The shipyard Remontova in Gdansk seems the front-runner in taking over the largest Royal Arctic Line newbuilding order so far, which stranded at a German shipyard following a bankruptcy in 2012. The carrier has major expectations to activity increases in Greenland.
Some of the world's biggest customers in dry bulk and tanker, including Trafigura and Shell, criticize carriers for slacking off on the quality of crews on board vessels, according to a new report. This fact could impact safety.
Shipbroker Lightship Chartering has been sentenced to pay a little over DKK 500,000 to a former partner who now works at Maersk Broker. Lightship has also been sentenced for an email sent by owner Morten Have to the management of Maersk Broker.
A 38-year-old crew member from the Philippines has been killed in an accident on board Norden vessel Nord Quebec when the ship berthed at Troi-Riviéres in Canada. The Canadian authorities are investigating the accident.