Major shipping nations disagree on military solution in Gulf of Guinea
The two large shipping nations Norway and Denmark disagree about whether to initiate military action in the Gulf of Guinea. 15 pirate gangs currently terrorize the waters, which has led to a surge in attacks in the past year.
The current tanker market is catastrophically poor with unprecedented low rates in the otherwise attractive winter months, Norden CEO Jan Rindbo tells ShippingWatch. That is why he projects that Norden's earnings will almost halve in 2021, compared to 2020's record result.
Despite a strong second half-year, Kuehne + Nagel's container volumes declined overall in 2020. Sky-high demand and container shortages have led the logistics company to focus on its "key customers" during the pandemic, says CEO Detlef Trefzger.
A series of shipping companies including DFDS and Klaveness, as well as commodity trader Trafigura, call on the EU to bet on ammonia and hydrogen as the marine fuels of the future. LNG and biofuels emit too much CO2, they say.