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Published 10.02.17 at 11:01

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Major customers criticize carriers' crewing standards

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Some of the world's biggest customers in dry bulk and tanker, including Trafigura and Shell, criticize carriers for slacking off on the quality of crews on board vessels, according to a new report. This fact could impact safety.

Here are the world's richest shipping families

Carriers:

The shipping business has been particularly noted for creating massive family fortunes around the world. The Maersk family occupies the 2nd place on Alphaliner's list of the 21 richest shipping families.

DFDS uses communication to encapsulate crises

Carriers:

"We were too slow," says DFDS' VP of Communications, Gert Jakobsen, about the case in which the Danish carrier was accused of wage dumping earlier this year. Crisis management is just one of the purposes of communication in the maritime sphere.

Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Carriers:

Monjasa suffered massive deficit, while broker Lightship lost a dramatic court case to a former partner. And Dong found a buyer for the company's oil and gas business. Here are this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

30 employees run the world's largest tanker company

Carriers:

John Fredriksen's Frontline and Frontline 2012 are both gigantic and extremely small, all at the same time. Just 30 full-time employees operate the world's largest tanker company.

Media: Maersk drawn into Brazilian corruption scandal

Carriers:

A former executive of Brazilian oil company Petrobras says, according to Danish news media DR, that he for years received money from Maersk's agent in Brazil. The Danish financial police, the Fraud Squad, has now entered the case as requested by Brazilian authorities.

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Maersk's gains from Grup Maritim TCB acquisition have yet to materialize

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One of APM Terminals' largest investments, the acquisition of Spanish Grup Maritim TCB, has yet to bring in major gains. This is evident from the annual report for the Maersk family's investment company A.P. Møller Holding, which has had to cut its dividends in half after a tough year for the Maersk Group.

Depressed rates hit BW LPG in Q1

Tanker:

The world's biggest LPG carrier left the first quarter with a significantly reduced result compared to the same period 2016. The pressure on rates will continue into the second quarter.

Norwegian dry bulk duo expands fleet and considers loan

Bulk:

Songa Bulk, controlled by Arne Blystad and Herman Billung, now owns ten vessels, eight of which have been delivered. The dry bulk carrier is also considering whether to issue a bond loan in Norway.

DFDS uses communication to encapsulate crises

Carriers:

"We were too slow," says DFDS' VP of Communications, Gert Jakobsen, about the case in which the Danish carrier was accused of wage dumping earlier this year. Crisis management is just one of the purposes of communication in the maritime sphere.

Wärtsilä tasks 400 employees with digitalization effort

Suppliers:

The major Finnish supplier has established a new digital division. New people have been hired and 400 current employees from other divisions have been transferred to the division, which will focus in particular on cyber crime.

Large vessels have significantly reduced departure frequency

Container:

Since the first generation of larger container vessels hit the water in 2012, things have only gone one way for the number of weekly departures on major routes. SeaIntel has reviewed how many departures the major vessels have cut from their schedules.

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