Shipowners and analysts project solid demand growth for product tanker ahead of the new global sulfur regulations in 2020. But many elements remain uncertain, and there is a lack of concrete data, renowned analyst tells ShippingWatch.
It is far from certain that open-loop scrubbers will be approved in China once the country introduces stricter sulfur regulations from next year. Meanwhile, a large, German shipping company has just invested in open-loop scrubbers, which have faced harsh criticism in the industry.
A total of 18,000 Maersk employees could in some way be affected by the large-scale integration of Damco and Maersk Line. Dual leadership roles in the regional businesses in particular could be impacted, Maersk Line CCO Vincent Clerc tells ShippingWatch.