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Container shipowners warn of new unrest from US union

Threats of strikes from a powerful union on the US East Coast and along the Gulf of Mexico trigger a sharp reaction from container shipowners and port operators.

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SSY after Danish acquisition: "Hopefully 2+2=5"

Getting a foot in the door of Danish shipping was decisive for UK-based shipbroker Simpson Spence Young, which on Friday acquired Denmark's Bidsted & Co. "We're a good match," Chairman Mark Richardson tells ShippingWatch.

MSC to increase capacity of 11 vessels at Chinese yard

Container carrier MSC has signed a deal with a Chinese shipbuilder to increase the length of its 11 container ships, to boost their capacity to 17,000 teu. Competitor CMA CGM has also made a deal with the same yard, report several media.

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