DFDS' new major acquisition comes after years of courting the owner family
DFDS' large-scale acquisition of Dutch HSF Logistics has been years in the making, as the Danish shipping group has been courting the owner family. DFDS has not faced competitors in the process, and CEO Torben Carlsen says the company is paying an attractive price.
The freight market is so tense that it takes very little for it to worsen. DSV Panalpina CFO Jens Lund estimates that a market normalization may not occur until 2023. "Should another Yantian situation occur, it's all up in the air again," he tells ShippingWatch.
Martin Fruergaard has presented his key strategy in his first public appearance as the new CEO of Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin. The dry bulk operator has posted unusually strong half-year results on the back of a market upturn that by all appearances has only just begun.
Ferry and RoRo operator Finnlines saw growth in several areas in the second quarter of the years although the Covid-19 continues to put pressure on the passenger business. Larger cargo volumes helped boost the revenue.