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New mega-vessels threaten to undermine strong 2017 rates

Capacity on Asia-Europe will increase significantly in coming years, with a 13-percent rise in the fourth quarter 2017 alone. Carriers are forced to cancel sailings to avoid tipping the balance, writes SeaIntel. Otherwise they could see an end to the high rates currently experienced by the industry.

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Frontline hit by weakest tanker market in four years

Over the third quarter, John Fredriksen's tanker carrier Frontline rejected unreasonable offers from customers, especially for the large VLCCs, which had a negative impact on the result, says CEO Robert Hvide Macleod.

Nordic Shipholding lowers guidance again

Nordic Shipholding has decided to downgrade its expectations for 2017 once again. The company now expects a slightly bigger deficit than before, says the carrier in its interim report.

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