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Maersk confirms: IT crash is caused by hackers

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A hacker attack has triggered a large-scale crash of Maersk Group's IT systems, the company tells ShippingWatch. It remains unknown how the group's customers will be impacted. APM Terminals has also been struck in ports in the US and Netherlands.


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Maersk Line harbors great ambitions for Hamburg Süd

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Maersk Line has for the first time quantified its growth ambitions for Hamburg Süd, a takeover transaction the carrier is expected to complete before long. "It's a long-term ambition, but there's no doubt that our expectations are high," COO Søren Toft tells ShippingWatch.

MSC confirms order for 11 ultra-large vessels

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MSC has ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels to be built at South Korea's DSME shipyard, a spokesman confirms to ShippingWatch.

No Plan B for Maersk Line if Hamburg Süd acquisition fails

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There are no other interesting acquisition candidates for Maersk Line if the Hamburg Süd purchase fails, says Lars Jensen, CEO of Seaintelligence Consulting. Instead, the carrier will have to do what it should have done a long time ago, he tells ShippingWatch.

Lloyd's Register: 24,000 teu ships on the way

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The container industry is very interested in container ships in the size of 24,000 teu, classification company Lloyd's Register tells ShippingWatch.

First 20,000 teu container ship hits the water

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The world's first container ship with a capacity of a little over 20,000 teu has hit the water. The ship belongs to Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines, which could lose the record already this year.

CMA CGM beats all rivals on earnings

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Carriers such as Maersk Line, Hapag-Lloyd and Cosco have distanced themselves from France's CMA CGM, which in the second quarter stood out as the best-selling container shipping company in the top 20.

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Bugbee: Maersk family will drive tanker consolidation

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Robert Bugbee, CEO of Maersk Tankers' top competitor Scorpio Tankers, has great expectations for the Maersk family after its acquisition of Maersk Tankers. "I expect to see the Maersk family as a driving and consolidating force," he tells ShippingWatch.

Transocean books million-dollar impairment on six rigs

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Transocean will now retire several rigs which had already been cold stacked, says the world's largest rig company in a press release.

Maersk Line harbors great ambitions for Hamburg Süd

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Maersk Line has for the first time quantified its growth ambitions for Hamburg Süd, a takeover transaction the carrier is expected to complete before long. "It's a long-term ambition, but there's no doubt that our expectations are high," COO Søren Toft tells ShippingWatch.

Lukoil looking to get rid of trading unit amid legal battle

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Oil company Lukoil is prepared to sell its trading unit Litasco, CEO tells local media. Litasco was this week hit by compensation claims for USD 2 billion filed by a Turkish company.

Norway's central bank projects surge in oil investments

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In a new report, the Norwegian central bank bolsters its faith in coming investments by the oil sector. More newbuild projects in particular spur the bank to raise its forecast.

This week's top stories: Maersk Tankers, ballast water, Royal Arctic Line

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The Maersk Group's sale of its tanker unit to the Maersk family made headlines on ShippingWatch this week. Top stories also included a bankruptcy in the ballast water market and revolt among Seadrill's bondholders.

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