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Star Bulk reaps benefits from large scrubber program

Greek Star Bulk Carriers' major scrubber program has already given the shipping company competitive benefits, says the company's CEO in newly published financial report, in which the result was doubled. Meanwhile, the shipping company is moving its commercial activities to Singapore.

IBIA disagrees with critical study of new fuels

It is still far too soon to draw conclusions about the new low-sulfur fuels, says the IBIA in the wake of harsh criticism from environmental organizations. The IBIA is surprised by the study's conclusions.

Study: New fuels are more harmful to the Arctic

A new preliminary study links the new low-sulfur fuels, which most of the commercial fleet now sails on, to black carbon. Environmental organizations call for answers and action from the IMO and oil companies.

Monjasa opererer uden femårsplan – kunderne dikterer væksten

Den danske bunkerleverandør Monjasa har ikke en femårsplan liggende klar i skuffen. I stedet er det kunderne, der afgør, hvor væksten i fremtiden skal komme fra, siger COO Svend Mølholt. Ifølge ham er kunderne begyndt at stille endnu større krav til bunkertraderne.

Sulfur rules generate differing ship speeds

The new sulfur regulations have not only manifested themselves in a price spread between high- and low-sulfur fuels. There is also a difference between vessels' speeds, depending on whether or not a ship is equipped with a scrubber, according to shipbroker.

Nye svovlregler giver travlhed hos dansk virksomhed

På bare to uger har Monjasa leveret dobbelt så mange ton som i samme periode sidste år. Forklaringen er de nye svovlkrav, fortæller COO, der også sætter ord på de udfordringer, som allerede har vist sig med de nye brændstoffer.

Habben Jansen sees up to two years' market balance

The balance between supply and demand on the container market has gained a momentum that could last for the next few years, Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen says in an interview with ShippingWatch. One factor above all will keep supply low.

Doubling in prices on new fuels could impact shippers

In the past three months, the price on new low-sulfur fuels has risen markedly, which could lead to container lines implementing higher fuel surcharges if the trend continues, assesses analyst firm Sea-Intelligence.

J. Lauritzen eyes opportunities with new fuels

J. Lauritzen has for close to a month been procuring and sailing on new low-sulfur fuels. There is a big difference between how far the various new fuels last per liter, and this opens up for commercial opportunities, says the company.

IKEA: Correct data is a prerequisite for decarbonization

Data, and the correct data, is a vital piece of information if you aim to reduce a company's carbon footprint from, Global Sustainability Manager Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, tells ShippingWatch.

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