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X-Press Feeders reduces fleet by up to 20 percent

Singapore-based X-Press Feeders foresees a dive in activities and has scaled down its fleet by up to 20 percent to address the impact of the coronavirus. In the long term, growth ambitions remain intact, COO Francis Goh tells Shippingwatch.

CEO unveils plans for Rickmers' new feeder venture

Former Rickmers Maritime Trust CEO Søren Andersen will head shipping line 2020 Seaways, which will bet on newly built and energy efficient feeder ships. The shipping company is owned by Bertram Rickmers and its ambition is to build a fleet of 40 ships. ShippingWatch has interviewed the new chief executive.

Competitor takes over Team Lines' contracts

A competitor acquires several of Team Lines' contracts with major shipping lines in North Europe. This involves routes between Sweden and Germany, which are used by liner companies such as Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Hamburg Süd.

Container giants squeeze out North European feeder operators

The closure of Team Lines next week is just the latest example of the fact that the major liner companies have increasingly come to dominate the feeder market with their own carriers over the past ten years. Alphaliner has looked at this development over the last decade.

Containergiganter presser nordeuropæiske feederredere ud

Lukningen af Team Lines i næste uge er blot seneste eksempel på, at de store containerrederier over de seneste ti år har sat sig hårdere og hårdere på feedermarkedet med deres egne rederier. Alphaliner har kigget på udviklingen det seneste årti.

Team Lines goes out of business

Feeder operator Team Lines will close down its business following several years of difficult market conditions, a spokesperson from its Hamburg headquarters tells ShippingWatch. The business model was not viable, says the company in a letter.

Nyt tysk containersamarbejde satser på feeder

Den tyske skibsmægler Arkon Shipping går sammen med en række skibsejere om et nyt charterselskab rettet primært mod feedersegmentet. Selskabets flåde kan hurtigt vokse til over 100 skibe, siger partner.

Unifeeder CEO: Once you're bought, you're sold

Earnings as well as revenue at private equity-owned and sales-ready Unifeeder are significantly higher than might appear at first glance. ShippingWatch has interviewed CEO Jesper Kristensen.

Largest custom-built feeder vessels to date in the Baltic

In a few days, Maersk is expected to deploy the first vessel from a brand new generation of feeder ships, which will be the largest custom-built vessels to sail in the Baltic. The vessels could radically change the dynamic in North European feeder sailing, reports Alphaliner.

Unifeeder hit by dominance of German banks

The downturn in German shipping means that a smaller number of banks have now taken over a large number of feeder vessels from ailing shipowners. This development was noted at Unifeeder in the first half of 2016, as charter prices increased. Yet this trend has turned around, says CEO Jesper Kristensen.

Seago Line in executive board reshuffle

Seago Line, which is owned by Maersk Line, is changing the composition of its executive board, which will go from seven members to four. For the carrier, it will be "business as usual" going forward, says Maersk Line to ShippingWatch.

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