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Japan's MOL eyes significant growth for controversial cargo

Shipments of controversial cargo bauxite, which is used to produce aluminum, will grow 40 percent by 2025, projects Japanese carrier Mitsui OSK Lines.

Bauxite is used when manufacturing aluminum, and China accounts for a large portion of global demand.

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Hapag-Lloyd to invest in reefer again

Chinese and EU conditions to approve Maersk Line's take-over of Hamburg Süd leaves gaps in the market, says Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen to ShippingWatch. He is ready to invest further in reefer again in 2018.

One word has reduced the number of bribery cases in the Suez Canal

With just a few means, in the course of two years it has become possible for carriers to get their vessels through the Suez Canal without having to pay the pilots in, for instance, cigarettes. "A milestone," says anti-corruption organization MACN, which is behind the initiative.

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