European nations reject US demand for reimposed Iran sanctions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked the UN Security Council to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran, but three European nations reject this request. The sanctions were lifted as part of the nuclear accord which the US abandoned in 2018.
BY RITZAU FINANS
The US' request to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran is met with resistance from Great Britain, France and Germany.
The three countries are unable to support the proposal, they say in a joint statement Thursday, according to Reuters.
The container market, which for several months has been cooling down after two years with record earnings, has waned even further in September, accelerating the decline in freight rates, according to new figures from Clarksons Research.
Chief of environmental technology company ReFlow agrees with PwC Norway that shipping companies are not reporting well enough on scope 3 emissions. If they don’t pick up the slack soon, it will hit them full force in a couple of years, he says.
U Shippers has no case in a contractual dispute reported to the US Federal Maritime Commission, Maersk writes in a response to the FMC. Moreover, the case should not even be a matter for the commission, the company says.
The falling spot rates in the container market have made more shippers seek out renegotiations of rates on their long contracts with box carriers. Numbers from Xeneta show that contract rates in September have dived by 1.1 percent.