After many years of unusually low rates, DSV Chief Exec Jens Bjørn Andersen is now preparing for higher rates. "Big changes are taking place right now on the sea freight market, and it's all about staying close to the development," he tells ShippingWatch in a post-report interview.
The International Bunker Industry Association praises the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore for suspending violators from the major bunkering port, and the association is working with Singaporean players to close loopholes associated with bunker fraud.
Following an internal audit, it has surfaced that Wärtsilä is dealing with a case regarding fraud with the test results of its engines. Two percent of the engines may be affected. Employees at the company are responsible.
Among the dry bulk carriers, Pacific Basin is one of the few players so confident in the market that it has performed a significant fleet expansion. And more could be under way. ShippingWatch has interviewed CEO Mats Berglund about where the optimism comes from.
The second quarter was historically good for DFDS which also bought new vessels during the period. CEO Niels Smedegaard tells ShippingWatch that there are two acquisitions in the pipeline, which he hopes to land this year. "It is a nice situation to be in," he says.
They have seen the highest dry bulk rates in four years but it is still not enough, Norden CEO Jan Rindbo tells ShippingWatch. The carrier's bright spot came in the form of the struggling tanker segment.
An Indian newspaper reports that APM Terminals is preparing to sell its large stake in port Gateway Terminals India. If the sale happens, it could indicate that APM Terminals is on track to leave India entirely, writes Alphaliner in an analysis.