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Søren Skou unveiled parts of Maersk Line's annual report, container alliance CKYH welcomed a fifth member, and bunker company OW Bunker grew by 20 percent in 2013. Here are this week's top stories on ShippingWatch. 

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Skou calls for celebration

At an internal meeting for 100 senior executives at the group, Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou called for a celebration when the carrier's annual report for 2013 is published on Thursday. In a video from the meeting, Søren Skou reveals both positive and negative aspects of the coming report.

Søren Skou: Time to celebrate Maersk Line´s 2013 result

Søren Skou: These are Maersk Line's biggest challenges

Turbulent week for Maersk

The past week also brought several unusual news related to Maersk Line. A container ship encountered a storm and two guards were found dead on the Maersk Alabama.

Maersk ship lost 200-300 containers in storm

Maersk is 500 containers short after storm

Two guards found dead on US Maersk ship

G6 service plans unveiled

The P3 alliance between Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM is not the only one waiting for green light to start its operational collaboration. This week the competitors in G6 unveiled the service plans for the network the alliance expects to be approved in April.

G6 could get FMC decision in April

This is the G6 service plan

CKYH welcomed an E

And the past week brought more big container news, as a major collaboration was announced between two Chinese carriers, along with the fact that Taiwanese Evergreen joins the CKYH alliance on its Asia-Europe network.

Cosco and CSCL in large-scale collaboration

SeaIntel: Chinese collaboration changes nature of alliances

Chinese collaboration paves the way for new CKYH

New alliance settles in on Asia-Europe

OW Bunker feels significant growth

The world's largest bunker company, OW Bunker, is headed for an IPO. The company grew 20 percent in the past year. ShippingWatch spoke to CEO Jimmy Pedersen.

OW Bunker delivers 20 percent growth in 2013

OW Bunker: LNG will only account for 5 percent in 2020

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