Maersk Tankers has sold the tanker segment Small Northwest Europe, currently managed by Broström, to the Swedish Thun Group.
BY OLE ANDERSEN
Maersk Tankers has sold the so-called Small Northwest Europe segment to Swedish Thun Group. 12 of a total of 13 ships are already 50 percent owned by Thun, while Broström owns the other 50 percent, says Maersk Tankers in a press release.
The container market, which for several months has been cooling down after two years with record earnings, has waned even further in September, accelerating the decline in freight rates, according to new figures from Clarksons Research.
Chief of environmental technology company ReFlow agrees with PwC Norway that shipping companies are not reporting well enough on scope 3 emissions. If they don’t pick up the slack soon, it will hit them full force in a couple of years, he says.
U Shippers has no case in a contractual dispute reported to the US Federal Maritime Commission, Maersk writes in a response to the FMC. Moreover, the case should not even be a matter for the commission, the company says.
The falling spot rates in the container market have made more shippers seek out renegotiations of rates on their long contracts with box carriers. Numbers from Xeneta show that contract rates in September have dived by 1.1 percent.