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Euronav hires IT systems supplier to manage its fleet

Belgian tanker carrier Euronav has chosen IT firm Logimatics to supply its 52-vessel fleet with fleet management tools in order to optimize operations. "A considerable order for us," says the head of sales at Logimatic, Hans Christian Jensen, to ShippingWatch.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Interviews with the CEO's of Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd, and a tragic accident on a drilling rig, are among this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

"If you haven't bought a scrubber, do so now"

Buying scrubbers is the cheapest way to comply with the sulfur requirements when they come into force on Jan. 1 2020, says bunker consultant Robin Meech at a conference Thursday. Maersk reiterates that it will not use scrubbers.

I.M Skaugen prepares new claim against MAN in fraud case

Gas carrier I.M. Skaugen has been cleared to pursue a claim against engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo in Norway. A ruling was issued in the spring of this year, but the carrier now expects to file a claim in Norway of USD 18-20 million. MAN Diesel & Turbo rejects the claims.

IMO: Many signs indicate sufficient low sulfur fuel by 2020

Many indicators suggest that there will be sufficient fuel available when shipowners by 2020 must comply with the global sulfur regulation, says Edmund Hughes of the IMO in an interview with ShippingWatch. Maersk is also noting positive developments.

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Denmark's Western High Court cleared Monjasa and founder Jan Jacobsen in the protracted fraud case, while marine insurer Lavaretus was hit by a mass resignation. These stories and more took center stage this week on ShippingWatch.

Deutsche Bank: Sulfur directive could change shipping

A big part of the global commercial fleet is wholly unprepared for the new environmental requirements set to come into force in 2020, and this could be a game changer in the sector, says Deutsche Bank after meetings with the sector.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

The Monjasa appeal case progressed, three major Danish carriers released third quarter results and Torm announced plans for a listing in New York. These were among the headlines over the past week on ShippingWatch.

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