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Project cargo to generate growth at G2 Ocean

Norway's G2 Ocean is now betting heavily on the project cargo segment, in which the merged shipping company has just opened two new offices. According to its CEO, project cargo attracts the main part of new customers.

Dry bulk merger G2 Ocean hunting for new cargoes

The first six months have been busy for the collaboration G2 Ocean between Norwegian carriers Gearbulk and Grieg. Customers are on board for the notion of a joint platform for dry bulk trading, CEO Rune Birkeland tells ShippingWatch.

Gearbulk and Grieg Star's new dry bulk venture gets a name

The two dry bulk carriers Gearbulk and Grieg Star's new joint venture, announced back in October, now has a name: G2 Ocean. The company is expected to launch operations in the first half of 2017 and will operate a fleet of more than 130 vessels.

Bergen families founded new company on common history

The new dry bulk partnership between Gearbulk and Grieg Star was started by tradition-bound shipping families Jebsen and Grieg, who have known each other for decades. Now, they will form a dominant player in bulk's open hatch segment, says Chairman of Grieg Star, Elisabeth Grieg, to ShippingWatch.

Gearbulk Chairman: This is why we are joining forces with Grieg

The new joint venture between Grieg Star and Gearbulk provides an opportunity to improve the situation for dry bulk carriers even in a horrible bulk market. A large fleet is an advantage in the market, Kristian Jebsen, CEO and Chairman of Gearbulk, tells ShippingWatch.

Gearbulk requires bauxite controls after shipwreck

Gearbulk has suspended all shipping of bauxite from Kuantan in Malaysia, and the company today requires control and analysis of the material before loading, no matter where in the world the cargo is taken on.

Bulk Jupiter crew fatal victim to worst rains in a century

Based on the accident report for the Bulk Jupiter wreck, ShippingWatch recounts the last days and the last fateful hours aboard the vessel in the South China Sea. The scene is set in December 2014 when Malaysia experienced the worst rains in a century.

Sandheden om Bulk Jupiters forlis sløret af tavshed

Havarirapporten om Bulk Jupiters dramatiske forlis den 2. januar i år, som ShippingWatch har fået adgang til, mangler afgørende bevismateriale, fordi lejeren af skibet afviser at bidrage med oplysninger. Men rapporten afslører flere meget kritisable forhold.

Malaysia tightens bauxite controls after fatal wreck

The Malaysian authorities have decided to tighten its controls of bauxite bulk cargoes in the port of Kuantan. The move follows the fatal wreck of vessel Bulk Jupiter, which had loaded bauxite in the port. However, Skuld points to problematic control measures.

Malaysia skærper bauxit-kontrol efter fatalt forlis

De malaysiske myndigheder har valgt at stramme kontrollen med bulklaster af bauxit i havnen Kuantan. Det sker efter det fatale forlis af Bulk Jupiter, som havde lastet bauxit i havnen. Skuld peger dog på problemer ved kontrollen.

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