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This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global blacklisted carriers for using beaching yards, the new ECSA chairman presented a notable new proposal, Norden raised its forecast and Maersk established a company with IBM. These were all among this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

Nordic shipowners see multiple problems with speed limit

Danish Shipping and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association think that there are many potential pitfalls in implementing a speed limit for vessels in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The discussion of a speed limit was instigated by the new ECSA chairman.

EU renews call on IMO to ban heavy fuel in the Arctic

The EU Parliament repeats its call to the IMO to forbid ships from sailing on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. The reiteration is a message meant to say that the EU will take action if the IMO does not deliver, NGO tells ShippingWatch.

Danish Shipping: The challenge of sulfur cheating is real

The risk of carriers cheating with sulfur requirements to benefit financially is a real threat to law-abiding shipowners from 2020, says Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director of Danish Shipping. She rejects the criticism that that the industry is exerting too much energy chasing ghosts.

J. Lauritzen's senior VP for bulk steps down

J. Lauritzen will lose its second-in-command at Lauritzen Bulkers, Claus Stahl, who has resigned. He will instead join a major Danish dry bulk broker later this year. As such, Lauritzen Bulkers' daily management team has been reduced from three people to one within a year.

Why the Norwegian oil fund blacklisted carriers for beaching

The world's largest sovereign investment fund, Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, voices fierce criticism of the practice of scrapping vessels in Pakistan and Bangladesh in its explanation for blacklisting four carriers. Conditions in India were not reviewed.

Norden raises profit guidance for 2017

Carrier Norden is now confident that it will deliver a double-digit million dollar profit for 2017, says the carrier. "This is a significant shift," CEO Jan Rindbo tells ShippingWatch.

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