The biggest multipurpose operators have grown by 10 percent

Germany's BBC Chartering expanded its fleet significantly over the last six months of 2016, during a time in which the multipurpose market has been historically weak. The Stadil family's Thorco ranks at third-largest in the world, according to calculations form Dynamar.

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Maersk backs fuel ban in sulfur debate

Maersk would welcome a ban on fuel which does not meet the low-sulfur content requirements. This is a simple way of ensuring effective enforcement of the rules, says the head of fleet technology at Maersk Line to ShippingWatch.

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