The meetings to discuss product tanker mergers are intensifying, and many signs indicate that there will be fewer independent carriers in the segment by 2019. "Something will happen in 2018," stakeholders tell ShippingWatch.
A large number of the world’s container vessels will be forced to sail slower once the IMO’s CO2 rules come into force next year, DB Schenker executive predicts. The rules will ”result in a big redesign of all our schedules.”
Ammonia, which can be environmentally damaging if handled incorrectly, has a very big potential as a future fuel for shipping. An order book will be seen in the market from 2028, forecasts research center.
Box carriers’ access to sharing capacity and ships contributes to lowering carbon emissions, according to three shipping organizations, which are thereby arguing in favor of maintaining the EU’s competition dispensation for container shipping.