The food industry, shipping, and the NGOs - in popular terms, the Iron Triangle - have for decades enjoyed a special status when sending aid from the US, which benefits carriers such as Maersk. But the Triangle is facing tough political pressure. ShippingWatch has looked into a troublesome alliance.
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.
One of the next companies to be spun off from Maersk Group, Maersk Tankers, made a tactical error in the latest quarter, acknowledges CEO Christian Ingerslev to ShippingWatch. This led to a significantly bad result.
Eight vessels from North Korea, currently subject to sanctions, have this year loaded oil cargoes in Russia, with China and South Korea listed as their destination. But the course was changed at a later point, reports Reuters.
Nordic bank Nordea is currently reviewing guidelines for shipping customers regarding hazardous vessel scrapping. Danske Bank is also evaluating the issue of carriers' scrapping in Asia, the banks tell ShippingWatch.