Hamburg Süd sale is "very sad" for German shipping

Maersk Line's acquisition of Hamburg Süd tarnishes the German self-image during hard times as the country's shipping industry is already under pressure, says professor and maritime economist Urlich Malchow, who calls the acquisition "emotionally and symbolically very sad for Hamburg."

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Frontline hit by weakest tanker market in four years

Over the third quarter, John Fredriksen's tanker carrier Frontline rejected unreasonable offers from customers, especially for the large VLCCs, which had a negative impact on the result, says CEO Robert Hvide Macleod.

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