DHT Holdings goes from two CEOs to one

Crude tanker company DHT Holdings has employed two CEOs since 2010, but now, Trygve P. Munthe is retiring, making Svein Moxnes Marfjeld the sole chief executive going forward.

Maersk Product Tankers expects 2022 to be "not an amazing year"

There’s no doubt that 2021 was a miserable year for the global tanker industry. But 2022 could end up strong, many parties say. Maersk Product Tankers is more doubtful. ”2022 won’t be an amazing year,” CEO Christian M. Ingerslev tells ShippingWatch.

DFDS hit by union dispute in France

A labor union dispute in France means that DFDS since Friday, Jan. 14, hasn’t been able to sail unaccompanied freight between Calais in France and Sheerness in the UK.

Number of armed assaults on ships in Asia decreased in 2021

Although 82 armed assaults on merchant ships took place in Asia in 2021, this is a decrease by 15 percent compared to the previous year, shows annual report by Recapp ISC. In the Singapore Strait, developments are headed in the wrong direction.

Capesize vessels now sailing below break-even point

Rates on dry bulk ships in the spot market have dived in recent weeks, with capesize ships now sailing at rates below their break-even point, show numbers from Clarksons. However, the broker does see spot rates climbing in the months to come.

Record number of ships passed through Suez in 2021

Despite the blockage in the Suez Canal during spring of last year, the crucial waterway set a record for the number of ships passing through in 2021, reports Bloomberg. The canal is expected to complete an expansion by the middle of next year.

Klaveness names new CEO

Norwegian carrier Torvald Klaveness has designated the successor to Lasse Kristoffersen, with the new chief executive taking over on April 1.

ONE vessel lost 60 containers

Vessel Madrid Bridge, chartered by Japanese carrier ONE, dropped around 60 containers in the ocean earlier in January, agent to the ship's owner confirms to ShippingWatch.

Maritime piracy hits lowest level in 28 years

Number of piracy attacks against merchant ships is at the lowest level since 1994, according to IMB's annual report. The Gulf of Guinea – where Danish frigate Esbern Snare was in action in November – is still the hotspot for piracy at sea.

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