This week's top picks on ShippingWatch

Denmark's Western High Court cleared Monjasa and founder Jan Jacobsen in the protracted fraud case, while marine insurer Lavaretus was hit by a mass resignation. These stories and more took center stage this week on ShippingWatch.

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Mass exodus

The entire staff at marine insurance firm Lavaretus in Copenhagen have handed in their resignations, reported ShippingWatch this week.

Confusion at Lavaretus after mass resignation of Copenhagen staff

Marine insurer Lavaretus hit by mass resignation at Copenhagen office

CEO transformed new player in marine insurance


Victory in appeal

This Monday, Denmark's Western High Court acquitted Monjasa and founder Jan Jacobsen in the spectacular fraud case.

Monjasa and founder Jacobsen cleared in fraud case

Monjasa founder dug out crucial evidence to secure acquittal

Prosecutor describes case against Monjasa as "unusual"

Photo: /ritzau/Joachim Ladefoged

New crew on the Norwegian Shelf

Maersk Drilling entered an alliance this week with oil company Aker BP and Halliburton. Together, they will lower the price of producing oil.

Maersk Drilling forms alliance with Aker BP and Halliburton


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Torm and Ardmore: Oil peak will arrive late

"The shipping industry could be entirely reshaped within the next five to ten years"

Hapag-Lloyd buys 3,700 containers from Maersk

Deutsche Bank: Sulfur directive could change shipping

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Maersk presents flag plan for Hamburg Süd vessels

Maersk Line now reveals to ShippingWatch its plan for how the ships from acquired Hamburg Süd will be flagged going forward. Read on to learn how the ships will be distributed between Denmark and Singapore.

Car carrier cartel met at bars to fix prices

Over six years, sales directors from the major international car carriers met often to coordinate prices and tenders from major car manufacturers. This week, the carriers received huge fines from the EU Competitions Commissioner.

Media: HSH Nordbank close to deal with new owners

German shipping bank HSH Nordbank has allegedly sealed a deal with two US-based equity funds, report German media. According to Wall Street Journal, the funds will buy the bank at a much higher price than originally assumed.

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