The Asian Shippers Council is concerned about the heavy concentration of the P3 alliance, and they "fear the worst" if the alliance is approved.
BY JØRGEN RUDBECK
The Asian shippers in the Asian Shippers Council (ASC), like the US authorities in the Federal Maritime Commission, are concerned about the consequences of the planned alliance between Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM.
Demand for coal is soaring in Europe due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the new market supports dry bulk carriers, say the chief execs of Lauritzen Bulkers, Ultrabulk and Golden Ocean to ShippingWatch.
The tanker market has adjusted more rapidly than expected. Maersk Broker therefore wishes to expand business within tanker, requiring a strengthening of the organization, say top executives in an interview with ShippingWatch.
In a new study – which Maersk, Shell, Euronav and MSC Ship Management, among others, are behind – the new alternative fuels are ranked based on how dangerous they are. The industry has to be careful with one of them, in particular.