Major shipping players join forces to combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Nearly 100 carriers, organizations and flag states have signed a declaration aimed at combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The goal is to reduce the number of attacks by at least 80 percent before the end of 2023.
Hafnia, Torm, Norden and Scorpio Tankers have seen big profits this year in a strong tanker market, which has been highly affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The carriers are now sending record-high dividends out to stakeholders.
Demand on the majority of busy container routes is now at its lowest level in three years, an influential analyst bureau reports, saying volumes may continue to plummet beyond the Chinese New Year in February.