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DSV Chief Executive Jens Bjørn Andersen notes a paradigm shift underway with carriers' advancing into logistics, Maersk Drilling presented its annual financial statement, while DFDS's CEO Niels Smedegaard indicated five areas in which the company will secure growth.

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"This is a paradigm shift"

Carriers are fully engaged in raising investments in logistics, where many of their largest customers already operate. "This is quite a change," says DSV CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen in an interview with ShippingWatch in connection with the company's annual financial statement. The CEO also talked about DSV's efforts to buy rival Panalpina.

DSV chief on shipping companies' foray into logistics: "A paradigm shift"

"Just because we are looking at Panalpina doesn't mean everything else is stalled"

DSV expects more growth in 2019

If DSV misses out on Panalpina the field of candidates shrinks

Maersk's Alang partner should prepare itself


Shipyard Shree Ram, where Maersk has sent most ships for scrapping in Alang, does not comply with the EU's standards. The yard should still prepare itself if it wants to make it onto the EU's shipbreaking list, the EU Commission told ShippingWatch this week. Maersk maintains that it is engaged.

This is where Maersk's partner in Alang needs to improve

DFDS upgrades 2019 guidance

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The acquisition of UN RoRo is one of the main factors behind Danish carrier and logistics group DFDS's upgraded expectations for this year despite the two looming storm clouds, Brexit and the global economic slowdown. However, five areas will ensure that DFDS can deliver growth, irrespective of what ends up happening, CEO Niels Smedegaard told ShippingWatch.

DFDS to build new headquarters in Copenhagen

Turkish acquisition boosts DFDS' expectations for 2019

Maersk Drilling presents initial figures

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Maersk Drilling expects lower operating profit in 2019

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