There could be more layoffs ahead for Statoil. The Norwegian oil company has calculated that it can cope with 600 fewer employees until 2019. However, the company hopes that most of the cuts can be achieved through natural retirements rather than layoffs.
BY NIKLAS KRIGSLUND
Although the oil price is showing small signs of improvement, offshore companies are far from done cutting costs.
Having announced a large number of layoffs over the past few years, Statoil now warns that yet more jobs could be slashed.
A large number of the world’s container vessels will be forced to sail slower once the IMO’s CO2 rules come into force next year, DB Schenker executive predicts. The rules will ”result in a big redesign of all our schedules.”
Ammonia, which can be environmentally damaging if handled incorrectly, has a very big potential as a future fuel for shipping. An order book will be seen in the market from 2028, forecasts research center.
Box carriers’ access to sharing capacity and ships contributes to lowering carbon emissions, according to three shipping organizations, which are thereby arguing in favor of maintaining the EU’s competition dispensation for container shipping.