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Argentine port workers strike for access to Covid-19 vaccines

Nine unions representing Argentine port workers have announced a 24-hour strike in protest against the lack of access to coronavirus vaccines. The strike takes place amidst a new coronavirus outbreak in the country, which is a major dry bulk exporter.

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Tradelens hopeful that major Maersk rivals will soon be integrated

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE continues to be absent on the digital platform Tradelens even though they announced they would join two years ago. "We are hopeful that they will be joining very soon," says Head of Tradelens Mike White. Hapag-Lloyd expects to make a decision soon.


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Nuclear startup hires profile from Maersk Drilling

Nuclear developer Seaborg recruits Maersk Drilling's strategy and business finance chief, Dominic Charnock, who served at Maersk since 2017, most recently as vice president. The new employer has the potential to help mitigate climate change and provide "energy fairness", says the newly appointed CFO.

Chinese coal shortage endures and boosts earnings in dry bulk market

Coal is in high demand in China, and by all appearances, the appetite for coal will not abate in the coming months, benefiting dry bulk operators. Norden and Lauritzen note how the Chinese coal policy – in addition to its import ban from Australia – serves to strengthen an already strong market. Clarified.

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Yantian hurts reliability more than Suez despite rising activity

The port of Yantian is gradually reopening, and the terminals are on their way to an operation of 70 percent, according to Kuehne+Nagel. However, the line of ships is growing and the situation is expected to have a greater effect on the container market than the Suez blockage.

Dan-Bunkering's new CEO, Claus Bulch Klausen | Foto: Claus Bulch Klausen Dan-Bunkering CEO

Dan-Bunkering boosts earnings before tax by 28 percent

Dan-Bunkering, which is part of Torben Østergaard-Nielsen's USTC group, increased its earnings before tax by 28 percent for the latest fiscal year. The bunker company saw a significant rise in volumes, particularly in the Asian market, despite a drop in global demand.

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