Improvements in bulk, P3 summit, and an offshore setback - the shipping industry experienced both ups and downs in the past week, which also included an appearance from the Secretary General of the IMO.
BY JØRGEN RUDBECK
IMO: High time to implement the ballast water convention
Secretary General Koji Sekimizu says in an interview with ShippingWatch that the ballast water convention has been far too long underway, and that it is now high time to implement it.
The much anticipated P3 summit between the American, European, and Chinese competition authorities, aimed at clarifying the effects of the P3 alliance between Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM, was held in Washington, DC, earlier this week. The possible effects of the alliance will the shares and one of the world's largest terminal operators, DP World.
According to the announced plan Statoil was supposed to reveal the development plans for the giant Johan Sverdrup field this week, but that was not to be, and the plans will now be presented early next year instead.