Scores of dry bulk operators opening offices in Copenhagen

The number of dry bulk shipping companies in Denmark has increased significantly in the past three years, and numerous new offices have been established in the country's capital region. ShippingWatch provides an overview of the new players.

EU takes stock: 5 percent do not comply with sulfur rules

One in every three ships were inspected over the past three years for compliance with sulfur requirements in North Europe. Five percent of the ships did not meet the requirements, according to a new report from the EU Commission, which proposes more initiatives with global sulfur rules.

Shipping's new CO2 targets could undermine LNG as fuel

Carriers should consider carefully if LNG is a viable solution with the IMO's new CO2 targets, says Tristan Smith, leading maritime academic at University College London. According to ShippingWatch's information, the CO2 targets will be included when Hapag-Lloyd finally makes a decision on LNG at the next board meeting.

Are dry bulk expectations too high?

Morgan Stanley lowers its estimates after a weak start to the year and ahead of the first quarter interim reports from listed dry bulk shipping companies.

Flexport looking to enter big league with DSV and Kuehne+Nagel

US-based Flexport is looking to multiply its business within a few years as part of efforts to become one of the world's ten biggest freight forwarders. ShippingWatch provides an inside look at one of the most talked-about startups in the shipping sector.

Shipowners after CO2 deal: Everyone must contribute now

The International Chamber of Shipping stresses to ShippingWatch that no carrier will be able to avoid participating if the content of the IMO's CO2 deal is to be realized. Hapag-Lloyd thinks the deal will ensure fair competition in the industry, but it will require more investments.

Shipowner Danaos delivers 2017 profit

For the first time in years, Greece's Danaos Corporation exits a fiscal year without having been forced to book major impairments. But the business is facing pressure on multiple fronts, says the shipowner.

IMO agrees to global sulfur ban

The ban on carrying high-sulfur fuel on board vessels was approved by the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee on Friday. This could strengthen enforcement of the global sulfur cap, authorities say.

From ambitious to hesitant: This was how the IMO's CO2 deal was received

With Friday's CO2 agreement, the global shipping sector has for the first time set a specific target for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many stakeholders praise the agreement, describing it as "historic." Others say the deal reflects the sector's power in the IMO. Find the reactions here.

IMO agrees on CO2 deal Maersk calls "ambitious"

After long-term preparations that led to two weeks of intense negotiations in London, the IMO's crucial meeting to settle a plan for shipping's CO2 reductions is now over and an agreement is settled. Emissions must be halved by 2050.

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