Clarksons Platou and Fearnley Securities are both praising tanker carrier DHT Holdings for its purchase of BW Group's VLCC fleet. With the transaction, the company goes from being on the defense to an active player in the consolidation in the tanker market, say the analysts.
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.
Tanker carrier Golar LNG has hired a new CEO in an effort to focus more on growth. The new CEO joins the carrier from an Australian consulting firm that deals mainly with the energy sector. Analysts praise the decision.
Navigare Capital Partners, a new investment company targeting the shipping industry, has made its first investment in two product tankers. "We will invest in different segments," CEO Henrik Ramskov tells ShippingWatch.
J. Lauritzen will gradually phase out larger dry bulk vessels when their contracts expire. "We're strong in Handysize, and that's where we've historically been the most profitable," CEO Mads P. Zacho tells ShippingWatch.