While the Maersk conglomerate's towage business Svitzer faces dwindling global trade and weak growth prospects, the fourth generation of the Maersk dynasty was the one to spearhead the merger with US company Crowley. Interesting coincidence, one industry observer points out.
BY JOHANNES HARTKOPF-MIKKELSEN | RESEARCH & GRAPHICS: MICHELLE WESTPHAL SØRENSEN
After a gas explosion on one of Svitzer's tugboats in Qatar killed seven crew members, Robert Mærsk Uggla had one main goal when he was appointed CEO of Svitzer in 2012 – improving security in the organization.
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.