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New license to combat bunker problems in Rotterdam

The Dutch shipowners have for years been working to introduce a new licensing scheme in order to resolve the bunker problems in Rotterdam. Suppliers, meanwhile, say that shipping companies also carry some of the responsibility.

South Africa approves all scrubber types

Closed-loop, open-loop and hybrid scrubbers will all be permitted in South Africa, the country's maritime safety authority, SAMSA, has decided, shows an IMO 2020 document sent to stakeholders including shipowners

Rotterdam is concerned about reports of bunker problems

The Port of Rotterdam is considering mass flow meters as one of several measures to combat bunker problems, says a spokesperson from the port after several shipping companies told ShippingWatch that they are experiencing problems with undersupply.

Carriers frustrated by bunker problems in Rotterdam

Several shipping companies are experiencing problems when they tank fuel for their ships in Rotterdam. One company is now considering taking matters into its own hands with an unconventional proposal for its suppliers.

Port of Hamborg's exec is not losing sleep over China

One in three containers floating though the Port of Hamburg is on its way to or from China. And yet, port executive Axel Mattern is not worried about the turmoil surrounding the Chinese economy. There is still a momentum, says Mattern in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Deficit grows for Maersk's Russian port company

Global Ports, which APM Terminals owns a third of, has emerged from 2018 with a larger deficit than in 2017. The Russian container market is carrying out fundamental changes, says the company's CEO.

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