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Flexport looking to enter big league with DSV and Kuehne+Nagel

US-based Flexport is looking to multiply its business within a few years as part of efforts to become one of the world's ten biggest freight forwarders. ShippingWatch provides an inside look at one of the most talked-about startups in the shipping sector.

Key witness will not testify in OW Bunker trial

Former OW Bunker top executive Lars Møller has placed liability for an out-of-control Singapore credit with his former CFO, who will not be presenting her version of the story in court in Denmark.

Harsh criticism of IMO's governance raised before crucial meeting

National interests and weak governance in the IMO risk undermining the comprehensive work of landing a strategy for shipping's CO2 emissions, sounds the criticism from NGO Transparency International just a few months after the IMO received similar criticism from a different source.

OECD: How shipping can be CO2 neutral by 2035

It would be possible for the shipping industry to become virtually carbon neutral by as early as 2035, according to a new report from the International Transport Forum under the OECD. Several different scenarios could pave the way.

Trial begins against OW Bunker's controversial Singapore CEO

The legal battle to place responsibility for the collapse of OW Bunker in 2014 will begin on April 4. The defendant is Lars Møller, former CEO of OW Bunker's subsidiary in Singapore. The inner circle of key people have been summoned as witnesses.

One major customer marked a turning point for digital startup

German startup Hanseaticsoft has developed a digital solution for fleet management, which has lifted the company over the course of recent years from the status of startup to now being an established player. One major customer in particular helped the business take off.

OW investors kicked out of class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit involving several thousand investors in OW Bunker has been approved by Denmark's Eastern High Court. But more than 1,000 investors are barred from participating in the lawsuit, reports Danish daily Børsen.

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11 small parcels from North Korea were transported by a Maersk company, reported ShippingWatch this week. Other stories include the prospect of tariff barriers and a police report filed against Maersk Supply Service.

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