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Niche carriers grew their fleets in 2017

The medium-sized niche carriers have grown their fleets 12.8 percent since the turn of the year. This is significantly more than the global carriers for instance, and could lead to fierce competition among all niche carriers, notes SeaIntel.

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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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